Press Releases

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

Cambridge University Press to enhance teaching and learning of probability through partnership with FutureLearn

11 Apr 2018
Cambridge University Press has partnered with FutureLearn, the social learning platform, to help maths teachers all over the world explore effective ways to teach probability, a topic that students often find challenging to understand. Probability is an integral aspect of most middle and senior school mathematics curricula worldwide. A good understanding of probability can not... more

PA Consulting Group, UCL Consultants, UCL and FutureLearn join forces to educate organisations about the EU GDPR

11 Apr 2018
PA Consulting Group, a global consulting, technology and innovation company, and UCL Consultants, a subsidiary of University College London, join FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, in announcing a new collaboration today. PA Consulting Group and UCL Consultants with academic expertise from UCL (an existing partner of FutureLearn), will be delivering a course on the... more

How did Jane Austen become a global celebrity? Austen explored in new free online course

10 Apr 2018
London, 10th April 2018: The University of Southampton is launching a new online course on the FutureLearn social learning platform: Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity. The course explores how Jane Austen became a global celebrity and considers what she means for a global audience today. Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity is... more

Accenture Launches ‘Digital Skills’ Programme to Help Address UK Skills Gap

05 Apr 2018
Free courses offer anytime, anywhere learning via FutureLearn platform LONDON; April 5, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched Digital Skills, a suite of online courses designed to help tackle the U.K.’s digital skills gap. The free courses aim to provide young people not in education, employment or training; entrepreneurs; people returning to work after... more

New online course launched to help doctors and nurses better understand how genomics can battle bacterial diseases

27 Mar 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (ACSC) today announces the launch of its first online course, in partnership with FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform. The new partnership will present a free online course introducing the genomics of disease-causing bacteria, such as MRSA, E. coli and Chlamydia which infect millions of people every year. The course, ‘Bacterial... more

Secrets of historic royal fashion revealed in new online course

26 Mar 2018
Fascinated by fashion? Ever wondered how clothes connect us and the kings and queens of the past? A new free online course called A History of Royal Fashion, on the FutureLearn platform, allows people to go behind the scenes of the royal wardrobes of Britain. Designed and delivered by the University of Glasgow and independent charity Historic... more

FutureLearn marks fifth anniversary with news of postgraduate degrees with OU

15 Mar 2018
15th March 2018, London, UK: Last night, FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, wholly owned by The Open University, celebrated its fifth birthday with a reception at The Houses of Parliament and announced that The Open University plans to deliver postgraduate degree courses on the FutureLearn platform. The reception was sponsored by Baroness Martha Lane-Fox... more

Dr Katherine Weber to discuss the future of digital education at the Austrian Trade Commission

12 Mar 2018
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Katherine Weber, partnership manager at FutureLearn, will be speaking at the Austrian Trade Commission today. Katherine will be sharing a session with Bernard Niesner, the founder of Busuu, a social network for learning languages. She will be speaking about FutureLearn’s evolution from MOOCs to degrees and credentials, how FutureLearn... more

Yad Vashem and FutureLearn Launch New Free Online Course: ‘Antisemitism: From its Origins to the Present’

06 Mar 2018
What is antisemitism? What are its root causes? How did it change throughout history, and eventually enable the Holocaust? How does antisemitism manifest itself today? (05 March 2018 – Jerusalem) These questions and more are the topic of a new online course entitled “Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present,” created by the e-Learning Department... more