Press Releases

Murdoch University partners with FutureLearn to deliver online degree courses

15 Feb 2018
Murdoch University is among the first tertiary educators in the world to pioneer full digital delivery of degree courses through global social learning platform, FutureLearn. Through the partnership, the University will offer a range of courses, up to full degrees, to FutureLearn’s audience of more than seven million online learners world-wide. With course curricula developed... more

David Avery speaks about Quality Assurance at FutureLearn at the UNESCO-AAQ conference  

13 Feb 2018
David Avery, Senior Partnership Manager at FutureLearn, will talk at the UNESCO-AAQ conference on Friday 16 February on FutureLearn’s quality assurance processes. He’ll talk about why FutureLearn conducts their own QA on partner courses, how they go about it, and the positive impact it has for both learners and partners. The UNESCO Regional Consultation Meeting... more

CIPD partners with FutureLearn to deliver free HR and people management courses

08 Feb 2018
The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has partnered with FutureLearn, the global digital learning platform, to deliver two free online courses in HR Fundamentals and People Management Skills. FutureLearn provides free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations to over seven million users from over 200 countries around the globe.... more

New research suggests FutureLearn courses are helping people up-skill in the workplace

08 Feb 2018
New research from FutureLearn, the social learning company, suggests that its platform is being used by learners to learn new skills particularly related to their careers. This comes at a time where the gig economy and automation are both increasing, requiring people to up-skill and re-skill to remain relevant in today’s changing labour market. The... more

Free online course from Royal Holloway and UK Parliament marks 100 years of votes for women

06 Feb 2018
Royal Holloway, University of London, in partnership with the UK Parliament, is launching the course Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today. This free online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), delivered by FutureLearn, the social learning platform, explores the campaign for votes for women and its impact on women’s rights and equality to... more

Tara Ojo joins the United Nations and Microsoft to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science

02 Feb 2018
Tara Ojo, software engineer at FutureLearn and STEM Ambassador, joins the United Nations and Microsoft at an event to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The 11th of February was declared International Day of Women and Girls in Science by resolution A/RES/.70/212 of the United Nations General Assembly with the aim... more

Do you know your email etiquette?

30 Jan 2018
The Institute of Student Employers predicts an 11% growth in graduate job vacancies in 2018. One of the vital skills that employers are looking for in graduates today are strong communication skills. Getting to grips with written communication skills, in this heavily email-based working world, will be key for graduates looking to be one step... more

Open University to play lead role in new Institute of Coding: FutureLearn to support the Institute by hosting a bespoke hub for online courses

25 Jan 2018
More than 500,000 computer scientists are needed by 2022 The £40M Institute of Coding aims to give the UK an edge in the global digital economy It will deliver industry-focused, innovative Higher Education across the UK The Open University (OU) has been announced as a major partner in the UK’s new £40 million Institute of... more

DCU links with FutureLearn to offer first Irish language MOOC

23 Jan 2018
Fáilte ar Líne is a new Irish language and culture online lifelong learning initiative developed by Dublin City University and co-funded Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Twenty Year Strategy for the Irish Language with support from the National Lottery. Fáilte ar Líne (Welcome online) provides a first step in learning the Irish... more

Sandi Toksvig and Humanists UK launch a free MOOC on humanism aimed at UK’s non-religious majority

23 Jan 2018
Writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig is the face of a new introductory ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) on humanism from Humanists UK, the national charity representing the non-religious in the UK. Sandi, a humanist and a patron of Humanists UK, will take learners on a journey as they explore humanist approaches to life’s big questions... more