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.

How do you get picked for University Challenge? – BBC News. Peterhouse, Cambridge have triumphed in the 45th University Challenge final. How are teams selected for the famously rigorous quiz?

OU Students’ officer Jess revealed that she helps pick the OU team whenever I spoke to her on campus last year


Flashback MK: Downs Barn pensioner shares his memories of moving to Milton Keynes. I learned all about Milton Keynes through the Open University. In 1970, having heard about the Labour Government’s setting up of the Open University, I decided it looked the ideal opportunity to earn myself a university degree. Furthermore study would be by correspondence, radio and television programmes and part time – I would be able to remain in full time employment.

Pensioner shares memories of Milton Keynes and the OU


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