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(l-r): Dr Tim Lowe and Dr Tim Hunt receive the Collaborative Teaching Excellence Award from Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Chair of HEA Board and Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University

OU wins teaching excellence award for new student assessment system

The OU has won its second award for teaching excellence this year.

3rd November 2017

Students who learn outside their study groups do better

Students who extend their learning beyond their internal study groups, are more successful than those who rely solely on established groupings, according to an OU academic.

2nd November 2017

Blue Planet academic consultants on the message that humanity cannot afford to ignore

As expected, the first episode of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has been greeted with rapturous applause. But alongside the gasps of delight at the beauty of the natural world, the programme came with an urgent message for viewers which we can no longer afford to ignore.

2nd November 2017
ThinkstockPhotos-647269852 Planet Mars

OU research reveals how features form on Mars

An OU space scientist has come up with new evidence about how features form on Mars in the absence of significant amounts of water.

27th October 2017

OU Research joins £14 million Doctoral Training Partnership

The OU is one of three partners in the Grand Union Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership which funds PhD students.

27th October 2017
Banksy's Brexit mural

Brexit, academic freedom and where the law stands on universities being quizzed about what they teach

It started with a letter. A seemingly simple request for information, sent by the Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris to university vice-chancellors.

26th October 2017
ThinkStockPhotos-57437044 Close up of a person's eye

Study to examine whether research gives participants “a voice”

An OU academic has received a research grant to investigate whether visual expression gives research participants a voice, particularly in the case of already marginalised groups.

25th October 2017

OU researchers support Healthy Child Programme

OU researchers will feature in the launch of a new e-learning training course for health care professionals supporting children and young people with developmental needs, at an event at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in London on 18 October 2017.

19th October 2017

How do planets form?

Despite decades of progress in discovering planets outside our solar system, research by the OU has concluded that there is still insufficient evidence to say exactly how planets are made.

18th October 2017
Nigel Mason

Quantum physics paves the way for new chemical products

Research by an OU molecular physicist has discovered that electrons can control chemical reactions in experiments leading to purer, cheaper chemical products.

16th October 2017

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