Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
An Altrincham student has graduated – at the age of just 16. Manchester Grammar School (MGS) pupil, Matthias Hoffman-Vagenheim, has achieved the remarkable distinction of completing a degree course while still at school, graduating from the Open University with a BSc Honours open degree in maths and astrophysics.
A team of students from a school in Alcester are competing for a place in one of the UK’s toughest debating competitions. Pupils from Alcester Grammar School will be taking part in the qualifying rounds of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition along with students from 10 other schools around the region. The competition, which is organised through Debating Matters, will be judged by representatives from the Society of Radiographers, Warwickshire’s Youth Justice Services, the University of Leicester, the University of Birmingham, the Open University, Speakers’ Corner Trust, the Birmingham Stage Company and De Montford University among others.
Hoarding has only been recognised as a mental disorder for a short while, but is a psychiatric diagnosis beneficial to the hoarder? Over recent years hoarding has entered the public imagination through a number of TV programmes including BBC’S ‘Britain’s Biggest Hoarder’s’ and Channel Four’s ‘The Hoarder Next Door’ that have explored the lives of people who hoard.
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