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The Open University is the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide; uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, combining their learning while earning. A key part of the OU mission is to provide ‘educational for all’ and our students are people of all ages and backgrounds.

NEW ABC sits in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), and specifically, in the School of Psychology & Counselling. The Faculty is the largest and most diverse at The Open University, with some 50,000 students studying modules with excellent completion rates and consistently outstanding student satisfaction ratings. As for The School of Psychology and Counselling, it has an internationally recognised reputation for developing theory and methodology and applying psychology in a variety of settings with wider societal impact.


Role in NEW ABC:

  • Co-leader (with Oxford Brookes University) of WP 4 (Testing)
  • Within WP4, implementation of the pilot Empowering young translators
  • Within WP5, re-test of the pilot The adventures of the Little Prince in the World
  • Present in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP6 and WP7

To implement the above tasks, the OBU/OU team draw on substantial expertise obtained on current and previous projects. This includes extensive research in the UK investigating for example: the experiences and practices of child language brokering (translating and interpreting for family and community members), the performance and experiences of immigrant and minority ethnic children in British schools, the role and experiences of care for separated child migrants.