The Open University
yesterday at 10:10. Facebook
We’re handing over our Instagram account to student Alexandra! She’s graduating from The Barbican in London – the first of our 31 degree ceremonies in 2017 – and will be reporting throughout the day, from getting ready, to robing to crossing the stage. And she’ll also be catching up with our Chancellor Martha Lane-Fox.

Tune into our Instagram Story: [ Socsi.in Link ]
The Open University
yesterday at 10:07. Facebook
Join us on Tuesday 28th at 18.30 in Milton Keynes for this event discussing #Brexit from different perspectives; Political,legal and social. Entry is free, and it's open to all.

We'll also be live-streaming for anyone further afield who's interested...

What Does Brexit Tell Us About Britain?

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The Open University
yesterday at 09:06. Facebook
C is for... ceremonies! Huge congrats to anyone graduating from The Barbican today or tomorrow.

Tag your photos with #OU_ceremonies and you might find yourself featured on our 'C for ceremonies' Instagram page

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The Open University
03/23/2017 at 10:11. Facebook
‘B’ is for…BBC!

Whether it’s the glorious drama of The Hunt, the sensitive poignancy of Simon’s Choice or the timeliness and urgency of Hospital, the Open University’s had a proud collaborative hand in all of them.

Follow the link to see our Instagram showcase of some of the very best recent BBC co-productions: [ Socsi.in Link ]
The Open University
03/22/2017 at 13:46. Facebook
Are you graduating at the Barbican this weekend? The OU social engagement team are going to be there crowdsourcing content for the #OUphabet:

C is for... Ceremonies!

If you're on Instagram you can get involved directly - tag your ceremony pics #OU_Ceremonies so we see them. If you're not, but are happy for us to see (and possibly share) your content, upload your comments and pics here so we...
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OU Degree Ceremonies - The Barbican

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The Open University
03/22/2017 at 10:07. Facebook
To kick off our OUphabet, ‘A’ is for…(drumroll)…Academics!

It’s not all books and research for our academics; once you get to know them you’ll find stories of black-eyes from penguins, dreams of becoming an NBA star and co-starring with William Shatner. Oh, and luckily they also happen to be some of the brightest minds in their fields…

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The Open University
03/22/2017 at 09:28. Facebook
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The Open University
03/21/2017 at 20:14. Facebook
You might know the alphabet, but do you know the #OUphabet... ? Find out 26 awesome things about the OU, starting tomorrow.
The Open University
03/21/2017 at 16:41. Facebook
A timely announcement for #WorldPoetryDay - OU PhD student Jack Wright has named the 120km wide crater he's discovered on Mercury 'Heaney'.

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The Open University
03/21/2017 at 14:19. Facebook
The OU's Mick McCormick describes his recent experience at the Social Worker of the Year Awards, meeting inspiring social work practitioners who are making a huge difference to the lives of some of our most marginalised citizens and communities.

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#WSWD2017
The Open University
03/21/2017 at 13:40. Facebook
The OU bards have been out in force this lunch time, inspired by #WorldPoetryDay. This is as good as it gets here, but we're sure you can do better. Over to you guys!
The Open University
03/21/2017 at 12:11. Facebook
Gill Walker guided the first cohort of OU Social Work students from Wolverhampton City through their studies via the National Open Learning Programme (NOLP), as it was then called, back in 1997.

Today, on #WSWD2017 we've launched our new Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, building on our 20 year legacy of delivering high quality practice-based social work training.

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The Open University
03/21/2017 at 10:28. Facebook
Stuck for inspiration on World Poetry Day? Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, listen to podcasts on Romantic writers or try one of our free online courses to hone your skills...

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03/21/2017 at 09:03. Facebook
When better than World Social Work Day to launch our new Social Work qualification? Applications are open now for our Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Social Work which starts in January 2018.

We liaised with employers who told us that we could help deliver their workforce development objectives by introducing a post-grad social work qualification, offering candidates who already hold a first...
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The Open University
03/20/2017 at 17:22. Facebook
Well this was how the vernal equinox presented itself at Milton Keynes. Not what we'd hoped for, but we did at least see a glimpse of blue skies as the day wore on...
The Open University
03/20/2017 at 12:59. Facebook
Dr. Kesi Mahendran shares her thoughts in response to the news that Article 50 will be triggered on March 29th.

Kesi is collaborating with OU Academics Dr. Richard Heffernan and Anne Wesemann on our OpenMinds talk on March 28th. The trio will be discussing their individual takes on the question:

"What does Brexit tell us about Britain?"

To join us in Milton Keynes, register here:

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The Open University
03/19/2017 at 09:15. Facebook
If you're trying to make a video call on a train it probably won't work. But why? Tim Drysdale, Senior Lecturer in Electronics, explains how it might be possible if we can add "some twist" to radio waves...
The Open University
03/18/2017 at 09:04. Facebook
How does a mobility assistance dog switch lights on or start the washing machine?

"If we want dogs to help us out, it's only fair we give them the technology they need to do this," says Dr Clara Mancini, Head of our Animal Computer Interaction Lab, who is developing interactive interfaces to support the work of mobility assistance dogs.

She explains all in this short video...
Looking for weekend plans? There’s still time to nip to the Tate Modern and view the captivating and thought-provoking "Who Are We?" - a collaborative OU-led art project provoking questions about identity, belonging, migration and citizenship:

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Our scientists are leading a search for lunar water. And it could pave the way for a base on the moon!

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