Press Releases

FutureLearn collaborates with the Metropolitan City of Rome to help EU jobseekers increase job prospects

08 Jun 2018
FutureLearn, the social learning platform, is collaborating with the Metropolitan City of Rome as part of the Reactivate project. Reactivate is a job mobility scheme for jobseekers over 35 years of age, helping EU citizens to find work, apprenticeships or traineeships in another EU member State. It also assists employers in recruiting talented people from... more

Have a Go month: Learn to code with FutureLearn

07 Jun 2018
FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, has teamed up with the Festival of Learning, Have a Go Month to run an evening coding class for adults at FutureLearn’s Camden offices on Tuesday evening, 26th June. Our evening class is aimed at adults who are complete beginners to coding; no experience is required and jargon will... more

New free online courses launched to help Syrian refugees continue their education

05 Jun 2018
Two new basic English courses from King’s College London launch on FutureLearn as part of international partnership The first two in a series of twelve new free online courses to assist refugees affected by conflict in the Middle East start on June 18th. The courses are designed for tens of thousands of young people whose... more


29 May 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (ACSC) today announces the launch of its first online course in Bioinformatics in partnership with FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform. The free online course will introduce the revolutionary tools of bioinformatics and shares how researchers probe the genomes of disease-causing bacteria such as MRSA and E.... more

FutureLearn’s Stephen Somerville to speak at Connected Britain conference next month

24 May 2018
Stephen Somerville, Director of Business Development at FutureLearn, will be speaking at the Connected Britain conference taking place at the Business Design Centre in London on 19th and 20th June. Connected Britain brings together stakeholders to discuss, learn and collaborate on the UK’s digital future. With 600+ delegates and 150+ speakers, Connected Britain has established... more

Griffith launches free online course to open up disability discussion

11 May 2018
‘Realising Career Potential: Rethinking Disability’ is a free MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) now open for enrolment that enables learners to see how rehabilitation counsellors help people with disadvantage or disability realise their vocational potential. Griffith University’s Rehabilitation Counselling and Case Management experts, Dr Vanette McLennan and Dr Christine Randall lead the global discussion on the benefits of... more

Isabel Drury speaks about workplace learning at the Met Office

10 May 2018
Isabel Drury, Partnership Manager at FutureLearn, will be speaking at the Met Office on Monday 14 May as part of Learning at Work Week. To celebrate Learning at Work week, which runs 14-18 May, Isabel will be speaking to staff at the Met Office about the growing trend of online learning in the workplace. This... more

Why are we all so fascinated by language?

01 May 2018
‘Applied Linguistics and TESOL’ online course offered by the University of Leicester will explore why Applied Linguistics is fundamental to understanding communication in today’s world Have you ever wondered why some people learn a language more easily than others? Why Donald Trump sounds different to other politicians? Whether we’ll all be speaking English, Chinese or Martian in... more


25 Apr 2018
Top leaders, innovators, and trendsetters announced to millions interested in creating a better future for learning with the help of technology. The finalists for The EdTech Awards 2018 have been announced to a global online audience of millions of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in creating a better future for education. FutureLearn has... more

Macmillan Education, FutureLearn and the University of Southampton join forces to bring Asian-style maths teaching and learning to a global audience

17 Apr 2018
Macmillan Education becomes one of the first publishing houses to partner with FutureLearn. The leading educational publisher also partners with the University of Southampton for its research, knowledge and experience to launch its first MOOC. Macmillan Education today announces its partnerships with the University of Southampton and FutureLearn. The relationship sees the publisher combine its... more