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The OU and BFI – a new partnership creates short courses on films and media

The Open University (OU) and British Film Institute (BFI) have announced a new partnership, with three stand-alone short courses aimed at those with a keen interest in film and the media.

9th September 2021
Actor Richard E Grant with arms outstretched

FASS Co-pros spotlighted on newly launched Broadcast and Partnerships website

Our new Broadcast and Partnerships website showcases all activity stemming from our unique relationship with the BBC, FASS co-productions feature prominently on the site.

24th August 2021
Fiona Monahan

Creative Writing student Fiona wins major “emerging writer” competition with her module assignment

Creative Writing student Fiona Monahan has been selected by the inaugural Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers' Programme as one of ten emerging writers in the UK.

17th August 2021
Dr Andy Morris, Geography

BAFTA recognition for Springwatch 2020 live event

In the most trying of years, Springwatch 2020, the OU / BBC co-production produced with academic expertise from Geography’s Dr Andy Morris, has won a BAFTA, beating a prestigious line-up to win Best Live Event 2020.

2nd July 2021
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You’re invited to the launch of the Open Psychology Research Centre

Open Psychology for changing times. Join us for a series of events to launch the Open Psychology Research Centre.

25th June 2021
Book jacket for Creative Writing for Healthcare Workers

Launch of Creative Writing Handbook for Health Care Workers

The Creative Writing Handbook for Health Care Workers is the result of The Open University and North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust joining forces on a pilot to establish whether creative writing practice could reduce stress with Health Care Workers.

28th May 2021

Conference: Improving Access to Higher Education and Employment for Forced Migrants

Hosted by Swansea City of Sanctuary in partnership with The Open University’s Professor of Sociology, Marie Gillespie, this conference on Monday 14th June at 10:00-17:00 aims to improve access to higher education and employment opportunities including the role of further education for forced migrants in Wales and beyond.

26th May 2021
Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg sit side by side at a table (photo credit: Alex Board)

Behind the scenes event - Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

In ‘Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World’, film crews tracked climate change activist Greta Thunberg as she embarked on a year-long mission that would take her across the globe.

29th April 2021
Graphical image of a microphone with soundwaves

Bad people or people who do bad things?

FASS academics Dr Camilla Elphick and Dr Zoë Walkington consult on a new series of the popular Bad People podcast.

9th April 2021
Young people walking into school or college building

Professor Sarah Crafter to co-lead UK activity on new Horizon-funded project

Professor Sarah Crafter joins ‘Networking the educational world – Across boundaries for community-building’, a research project seeking to address significant educational inequalities, discrimination and barriers to integration faced by children and young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

26th March 2021

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