Press Releases

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

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