Press Releases

FutureLearn celebrated in the UK’s EdTech50

02 Mar 2018
The Edtech50 is a celebration of the people, products and projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK. FutureLearn, based in London, has been honoured as one of the 50 providers to be featured on the list. The list was launched today by Edtech UK and Jisc at a House of Lords reception.... more

Learners from across the globe share their favourite writers and fictional characters for World Book Day 2018

01 Mar 2018
Jane Austen voted most popular author and Harry Potter named most popular character FutureLearn surveyed almost 900 learners to find out about the top characters people wished they’d created, and to discover which writers and novelists they love hearing from most. London, 1st March, 2018: FutureLearn, the global social learning platform, surveyed 884 learners who... more

FutureLearn and The Open University to help young people find job opportunities through job mobility scheme

28 Feb 2018
London, 28th February, 2018: FutureLearn and The Open University are collaborating with Your first EURES Job (YfEj), a European job mobility scheme aiming to help young Europeans find a job or work-based training opportunity in another Member State, Norway or Iceland. In addition, the scheme aims to help employers find qualified young workers within a... more

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and FutureLearn introduce teachers worldwide to the ‘maker’ movement and the programming world of Scratch and Python

26 Feb 2018
Two online courses for educators, focusing on building makerspaces for young people and transitioning from block to text-based programming languages, are now open for registration. London, 26 February, 2018: the Raspberry Pi Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of two free online CPD training courses in partnership with FutureLearn, the social learning platform, aimed... more

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