Browsing: Around the OU

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#EducationDay on Twitter

Today (Thursday 15th October), education-lovers across Europe were invited to come together on Twitter to participate in #EducationDay; the first European Twitter initiative to unite the…

Professor Hans Rosling
Is this the answer to ending extreme poverty?

Internationally-renowned statistician Professor Hans Rosling asks whether it’s possible to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 in a one-hour BBC programme made in partnership with The Open…

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The story of how human life is made

100 Trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. The person you are was decided before you were even born. Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of…

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Are more poorer students going to university?

The OU’s Vice-Chancellor, Peter Horrocks, looks at the numbers behind claims in the Budget that more students from poorer backgrounds are going to university. This blog post…

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