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.
Red faces as child prodigy not so “stupid” after all
He’s the child prodigy who could well be Wales’ youngest ever graduate. Charlie Downing has just got a first-class honours degree from the Open University at the age of 15. Bright-spark Charlie, from Llansannan, in Conwy, North Wales, dropped out of primary school after being allegedly told he was “stupid and useless”.
Open University accepts young maths whizz
A young maths whizz who excelled at A-level in the subject last year has now been accepted to pursue a university course. Speaking exclusively to The Voice last year, the two proud parents of Esther Okade, from Walsall, West Midlands, shared their joy when their daughter passed the exam – usually sat by 18-year-olds – with an incredible B grade. But that was just the start of the young prodigy’s journey. Esther has now been accepted by the Open University.
Madonna takes a tumble
Unless you’ve been under a stone you’ve probably heard about the wardrobe malfunction that tugged Madonna over on stage at last week’s Brit awards. But have you also been following how this has been reported?
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