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.
Paralysed student Sarah Yeo fights against the odds to success. A woman from Bodmin who was left paralysed when she was 18 months old after an accident in her home, has graduated with an honours degree in health and social care. Sarah Yeo studied with the Open University, a journey she began in 2010.
University leaders have vowed to form close working links with local businesses, giving them the chance to make the most of the expertise, research and facilities at their disposal. An expert panel from Cranfield University, The Open University, The University of Northampton, University of Buckingham, University of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire New University and University College Milton Keynes (UCMK) showcased their potential to support businesses in becoming more competitive and innovative.
A growing number of UK-based social enterprises intend to expand abroad but cultural differences and commercial conventions mean going global is often a tricky business. Cultural sensitivity is enshrined in its mission. “Roma communities experience tensions almost wherever they go in the world, particularly in Europe, says chief executive Christoph Warrack who is working with Chris High, a lecturer in Communications at the Open University on the project.
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