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Newcastle University wins Outstanding Educational Resource at National Dementia Awards 

15 Nov 2019
Congratulations to our partner Newcastle University who last week were recognised at the National Dementia Awards 2019 for two free online courses that are run on the FutureLearn platform.  Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well, and Dementia Care: Living Well as Dementia Progresses were both designed to provide information, advice, and opportunities to share... more

FutureLearn and Leiden University partner to deliver online courses and microcredentials

11 Nov 2019
LONDON, UK and LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS, 11 November 2019: Leiden University has partnered with FutureLearn.com, Europe’s leading social learning platform, to expand its online learning offering. The university plans to launch courses in early 2020 and hopes to deliver microcredentials later in the year. Leiden University is at the forefront of online education in Europe, and... more

FutureLearn reaches 10 million learners

04 Nov 2019
LONDON, UK, 4 November 2019: FutureLearn.com, the leading social learning platform, jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group, today announced that it has reached a significant milestone – 10 million people have now signed up to study on the platform.  The company also reports that they now have learners in every country... more

Tara Ojo to speak at ITNEXT Summit Amsterdam

21 Oct 2019
Tara Ojo, Software Engineer at FutureLearn, will be speaking at ITNEXT Summit taking place in Amsterdam on 30th October 2019. ITNEXT Summit is an event for over 450 IT professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of areas such as best practices around production excellence, how to choose data for AI projects, and revolutionising software... more

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