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Global students given free access to more than 300 UK higher education courses as Study UK launches fourth online campaign

01 Oct 2019
The Study UK campaign is giving students all over the world access to the UK higher education experience as it launches its fourth annual online campaign today, hosted on the social learning platform FutureLearn. From Tuesday 1 October 2019, students worldwide will be able to access 325 massive open online courses (MOOCs) from 35 UK universities. The... more

University of Michigan expands online course portfolio with FutureLearn partnership

24 Sep 2019
ANN ARBOR, US and LONDON, UK —The University of Michigan’s (U-M) mission to share knowledge across the globe and shape the future of learning is further enriched through a new partnership with the leading social learning platform FutureLearn. With the announcement today of the partnership by university leaders and the U.K.-based platform’s CEO Simon Nelson,... more

FutureLearn Chief Executive named as Reimagine Education Awards 2019 finalist judge

20 Sep 2019
FutureLearn is delighted to announce that Simon Nelson, Chief Executive, has been selected as a finalist judge for the Reimagine Education Awards 2019. Simon will judge alongside global experts in the industry such as Kathy Pugh, Vice President of Education Services at edX, Jenny Bergeron, Director of Educational Research & Evaluation at Harvard University and... more

UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Announces Partnership with FutureLearn for Global Micro-Credentialing

16 Sep 2019
The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) and FutureLearn–the largest online learning platform in Europe–announced today their partnership offering portable microcredentials to lifelong learners on a global scale. DCE is the first U.S. partner to announce their intention to offer microcredentials with the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provider known for their... more

New online courses to help students and parents prepare for university

16 Aug 2019
New courses help support parents and prepare students for life at university and the next step in their career after graduation A suite of new online courses to help students and their families prepare for university and beyond have been announced by the University of Reading. University Smart, a free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)... more

New University of Glasgow free course shines a spotlight on Scotland’s iconic clans

13 Aug 2019
The Scottish Highland clans are one of the most immediately recognisable parts of Scotland’s history. Yet centuries of misrepresentation and Romanticisation have created a range of persistent myths and stereotypes. Now a new free online three-week course from the University of Glasgow called The Scottish Highland Clans: Origins, Decline and Transformations, on the FutureLearn platform,... more

FutureLearn announces first online degree with the University of Glasgow

01 Aug 2019
FutureLearn, the social learning platform, and the University of Glasgow, today announced its expanded partnership which sees the University of Glasgow deliver its first online degree on the FutureLearn platform. The 550-year-old University of Glasgow, one of the top world 100 universities, is FutureLearn’s first Scottish partner to embark on online degrees on its platform.... more

Radicalism and reform remembered in museum-inspired online course

25 Jul 2019
The legacy of the Peterloo Massacre will be explored in a new free-to-join online course, launching August 2019: 200 years on from this milestone in British democracy. ‘Peterloo to the Pankhursts: Radicalism and Reform in the 19th Century’ looks at the history of radicalism and reform, and the factors that bound events a century apart,... more

FutureLearn Data Scientist Honoured at Future Stars of Tech Awards

02 Jul 2019
FutureLearn, Europe’s leading online social learning platform, is celebrating the success of their very own Anneline Huck, after the tech trailblazer scooped a Future Stars of Tech Award in the Data Scientist category at a ceremony hosted in The Brewery, London, on the 27th of June.  The Future Stars of Tech Awards celebrate top female... more

FutureLearn wins EdTechXGlobal Scale-Up Award

01 Jul 2019
FutureLearn, Europe’s leading online social learning platform, has been named a winner in the Scale Up category at the 2019 EdTechXGlobal All Star awards, which identify the most innovative, fastest-growing and impactful global companies transforming the future of learning and work.  The six winners (across three categories) were announced at EdTechXEurope, Europe’s largest summit connecting... more