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.
The current system of teacher training in Northern Ireland has been blasted as a “racket” by the minister responsible. Mr Stephen Farry has announced plans to cut a special £1.1m subsidy ‘premia’ payment which both St Mary’s University College and Stranmillis University College receive each year to help them survive. These institutions are two of five that train teachers in Northern Ireland along with Queen’s, Ulster University and the Open University.
What Ancient Greeks Thought About The Three-Person Baby Debate. The Discovery of the Child Erichthonius by Peter Paul Rubens. Article by Helen King, The Open University. The science and morality of creating a life with DNA from three different individuals is hot news.
The Open University went £17 million into debt after the number of students taking its courses fell by more than a quarter over five years. A nationwide collapse in part-time study is responsible for the decline in numbers, the university said. The number of students starting part-time degrees has almost halved for several reasons, including financial pressure.
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