(See below for the AOUG Foundation for Education Awards 2020)
History of Awards
The AOUG Foundation for Education
The AOUG Foundation for Education is a registered charity set up by the AOUG for the purpose of supporting the Open University by granting awards for students both nationally and in the regions. The Foundation aims to “Advance education by making grants to Open University graduates to assist them to undertake postgraduate research projects”. The charity is funded by members’ donations, covenants, legacies, gift aid and finally interest from our savings. We are always looking for ways in which to continue to fund our charity. If you can help please contact us.
AOUG Foundation for Education Research Awards are given annually….read more
Awards in the Regions and Nations
The AOUG offers Awards to graduates in the Regions and Nations….read more
The AOUG offers occasional Bursaries to recognise a research student in their final year….read more
AOUG Research Award Ceremonies
Every year the AOUG’s charity, AOUG Foundation for Education, offers a number of Awards to students….read more
Supporting the AOUG Foundation for Education Charity. Donations to the AOUG charity allow AOUG to follow its aims….read more
John Horlock served as Vice-Chancellor at The Open University from 1981 to 1990. He was born in North London and went to school at Edmonton Latymer. He had decided …..read more.
Jennie Lee was born in Lochgelly, Fife. She was active in the Labour Party, became an MP in 1929 and following Labour’s win in the 1964 General Election, chaired the Parliamentary…..read more.
Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, was born in Keighley, an industrial town on the edge of the moors in Yorkshire. He has become one of Britain’s most distinguished historians, with a wide range of…..read more.
Walter Laing MacDonald Perry (deceased) was born in Dundee, educated at Ayr Academy, Dundee High School, and the University of St. Andrews, where he gained MB, ChB (1943), MD (1948) and DSc (1958) and was the first Vice-Chancellor…..read more.
John Daniel served as The Open University’s Vice-Chancellor from 1990 to 2001. He was born in Surrey in 1942. After stints in Lancashire and Oxfordshire, he read Metallurgy at Oxford University …..read more.
Baroness Boothroyd was Chancellor of The Open University from 1995 to 2006. She was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, to textile workers……read more.
Professor Brenda Gourley was Vice Chancellor of The Open University from 2002 to 2009 and before that she occupied the same position at one of South Africa’s largest universities, the University of Natal…..read more.
Vic Finkelstein, (now deceased) was a ‘giant’ of the disability movement and credited with putting The Open University at the forefront of teaching and thinking about disability. He was born in South Africa and his experience of apartheid…..read more.
Will Swann MBE, was Director Students at The Open University until his retirement in 2013 and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, in 2014, for his services to higher education……read more.
The Jubilee Award for Mathematics and Computing was established in 1991. There were only four winners of this Award with 2006 being the final year that the Jubilee ……read more.
AOUG Foundation for Education Awards 2020
Awarded to Petra Vacková An in-depth ethnographic work among art classes with Roma children in Czech Republic preschool settings…...read more
Awarded to Allan Gwyndyr Meredith. Primary school governers in a deprived South Wales community: how their experiences and perceptions contribute to our understanding of governance…..read more.
Awarded to Lindsay Wilson Jones Sharing Leadership in Top Teams: A Study of Non-profit Federated Board Leadership…..read more.
AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledge Development
I first learnt Classical Guitar while at school. Having taught the instrument for many years I now concentrate on research and my interests focus on the guitar in nineteenth-century England…..read more.