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.

Distance universities challenged to prove their relevance. Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education says ‘the tide is against’ these specialist institutions. Open and distance learning (ODL) universities must determine their “competitive advantage” rather than “parroting” that their value lies in convenience and flexibility, the director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education has claimed.

Parroted information or vital service?


Cumbria’s Out of Hours Doctors (CHoC) Service has a new chairwoman. Professor Shirley Reveley, who has trained nurses in the county and for the Open University, took up her new role on April 1 2016. She has been a Non-Executive Director of the CHoC Board for three years and has a nursing and governance background, she is also a member of the CHoC Clinical Governance Committee.

Shirley has OU credentials


Fully funded PhD opportunities in Nuclear Energy at the Open University. The Open University (OU) is part of the EPSRC-funded Imperial-Cambridge-Open Centre for Doctoral Training (ICO-CDT). Fully funded studentships are available for start in October 2016. Most projects are co-funded by an industrial sponsor.

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