Open University Disabled Veterans Scholarship Fund
The Open University has launched a new scholarship for disabled veterans, and techUK members are invited to promote and partner with the OU to support this worthy cause.
On 8 May, techUK’s Defence & Security Board hosted a session with the Open University (OU), who are offering a full scholarship for Disabled Veterans.
The Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund will seek to provide 100 full fee waiver scholarships (or equivalent), and a wraparound disability and careers support service, to enable disabled veterans, injured in or due to military service, access to free OU education and specialist support, ensuring that students are able to take full advantage of educational opportunities. Study may take the form of an introductory access module, a first Level 1 module, or an entire undergraduate or postgraduate qualification; dependent on the needs and objectives of the applicant.
The scheme, supported by a bespoke team of advisors, will draw on the OU’s fifty years of experience in providing education to disabled students. Currently with a disabled student community of over 23,000 students, the OU is expert in providing extraordinary support to students experiencing an array of physical and mental disabilities.
During the board meeting, the OU outlined some ways industry can get involved and support the fund. These are:
- Promotion: techUK members can promote the fund within their companies, and to their networks, to help the OU reach a wide community of stakeholders. The flyer attached to this insight can be used to do this, or the OU can be invited to speak at company events and meetings.
- Partnership: techUK members can support named scholarships or the disability and careers support services. Companies can do this directly or through introducing the OU to their networks and contacts.
- Events: The OU are planning to hold an event with Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces and the MOD, in October 2018. techUK members are invited to help support this event by sponsoring, providing a venue or attending.
Attached to this insight is a flyer which gives more information on the fund.
If you would like to get involved and support this worthy cause, please contact Sam Toolan or +44 (0) 7929 614 760
Latest News from
New research on current and future digital skills demands in the UK17/06/2019 11:25:00
Two new pieces of research examining the current demand in the UK for digital skills and looking at the digital skills needed to succeed now and in the next 10 years.
Delivering A National Digital Twin at the IoT World Europe Summit14/06/2019 16:25:00
On Thursday, techUK’s Director of Market Programmes, Matthew Evans delivered a thought-provoking talk at the IoT World Europe Summit, which explored how key decision-makers can deliver a national digital twin (DTw) and how companies are already benefiting from this technology.
dxw and MHCLG | Call for user research session participants14/06/2019 14:25:00
Guest blog: MHCLG has partnered with agency, dxw digital, to find out what support councils need to collaborate to deliver improved public services.
Government to boost 5G and simplify planning to help mobile deployment14/06/2019 14:02:00
DCMS announce a £40 million investment in 5G testbed and trial projects across UK as part of plans to improve mobile connectivity.
Energy Data Taskforce: Strategy for a Modern Energy System14/06/2019 11:25:00
The Energy Data Taskforce, commissioned by Government, Ofgem, and Innovate UK, has set out five key recommendations that will modernise the UK energy system and...
PwC Report - AI in healthcare: a perspective on the practicalities13/06/2019 17:05:00
PwC have today published a report into the practical steps that can be taken to ensure a symbiotic integration of AI in healthcare.
DCMS-Cabinet Office Digital Identity Unit to launch in the coming week13/06/2019 16:25:00
techUK yesterday welcomed the announcement from Oliver Dowden of specific government actions to 'enable the creation of a ubiquitous digital identity market'.
Join techUK's Climate Change Strategy and Resilience Group!13/06/2019 15:37:00
techUK members invited to join new cross-programme group on climate change strategy and resilience.
AI and the NHS: Forging a Healthy Future13/06/2019 14:25:00
techUK teamed up with DeepMind to host a panel discussion on the fusion of AI and healthcare in the UK.