2 PhD Studentships (part-time) starting October 2017, application close 17/03/2017 (posted 13/12/2016)

The Open University Policing Consortium are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for one of 2 part -ime PhD Studentships.  Applications close at midday on 17 March 2017. 

Please see the attached document for further details.

Open University/Oxford University/Brunel Doctoral Training Partnership (posted 06/12/2016)

The Open University invites applications for full - and part-time studentships in our suite of pathways within The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.

The link below is to the Grand Union advert for PhD studentships on jobs.ac.uk.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVM753/the-grand-union-doctoral-training-partnership-excellence-and-innovation-in-social-science-research-training/

Online MOOC: Introduction to cyber security (posted 29/11/2016)

This free online course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you. 

CPD Week Day 5! Jane's Blog ‘Pracademia – A Complex Ethical World’ 11/11/2016

Today, in our final contribution to CPD Week, you can read about the experience of one senior officer, Jane Birkett, from the National Crime Agency in being one of the Open University’s Senior Practitioner Research Fellows. These ‘pracademics’ as they are sometimes known, work alongside Open University academics for 3-6 months on a research project which contributes to the evidence base in an area of professional importance to them and their organization.

CPD Week Day 4! 'Mentoring' 10/11/2016

Today we highlight the importance of mentoring for supporting CPD. Part of our work this year has been to develop resources which help police professionals understand their role as a mentor and help develop skills and techniques for supporting the learning of the staff they mentor. Click on the Knowledge Exchange tab at the top of the Home page and find out more.

http://centre-for-policing.open.ac.uk/knowledge-exchange/policementor

CPD Week Day 3! MOOC, 'Finding the Truth' 09/11/2016

Today’s CPD activity highlights a new Open Educational Resource (OER) called Finding the Truth. This looks critically at the assumptions we make about the evidence gathered around three fictional crimes. This fun interactive is an example of the type of online CPD learning available from the Open University’s OpenLearn platform where all the short courses and learning resources can be accessed free. To see more click on the Learning tab at the top of the Home page. Enjoy!

CPD Week Day 2! 'Evidence Cafe 5: Leadership and Political Astuteness' 08/11/2016

Today’s CPD activity is an Evidence Café being held at Thames Valley Police. The subject of the Café is leadership and appropriately it will be led by Centre Director, Professor Jean Hartley, alongside our Evidence Café academic lead Dr Gill Clough. If you want to know more about Evidence Café’s, how they work, and how you can arrange one in your force/locality, click on the Knowledge Exchange tab  above and look for Evidence Cafés. Click though to this page and you can view some of our past Café’s and read more about how you can set one up in your own force.

CPD Week Day 1! 'MOOCs and OERs: Innovative online professional learning with the Open University' 07/11/2016

Welcome to CPD Week on our website. Each day this week we will highlight an aspect of our work which is contributing to continuing professional development in policing. Today we begin with this short article which explains a little about MOOCs and how they can be a useful way of engaging in professional development with the Open University. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and this article, which will also be published later this week on College of Policing's 'What Works?' Website, explains more about how they work and how they relate to your CPD.

Blog: ‘Pracademia – A World of Opportunity’ by Jane Birkett, Senior Officer, National Crime Agency 20/10/2016

Please read this blog by Jane Birkett, Senior Officer, National Crime Agency and Senior Practitioner Fellow, Open University.

‘Pracademia – A World of Opportunity’

Do you like research?  Want to be part of a movement?  Develop professional skills?  Work within a totally different world?  Well then I’d thoroughly recommend this!

College Bursary Scheme 2016/17 14/09/2016

The College Bursary Scheme provides an opportunity for police officers and staff in forces in England and Wales to apply for funding to support a programme of higher education academic study.  It supports police practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise in the use of research, to extend the reach of evidence based practice, and to contribute to their continuing professional development.  Police practitioners can apply for up to £3,000 per year for up to two years of study, a maximum of £6,000 in total.

Opportunity for one Senior Practitioner Fellow 09/09/2016

The Open University's Policing Research Consortium and our Centre for Policing Research and Learning were pleased to recruit to 5 Senior Practitioner Fellowships, linked to the research work of the Centre.  The fellowship are on a 3-month fully funded secondment basis, which are open to applications from Centre partner organisations only. Policing professionals spend three months working shoulder-to-shoulder with academics on a defined research project.

MOOC - An introduction to Public Leadership 15/07/2016

Our 3 week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), An introduction to Public Leadership, starts on 12th September!!

Click the link to sign up: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/an-introduction-to-public-leadership

 

Post-graduate Certificate - Evidence-based Practice. 30/06/2016

Next presentation for students to register on the Post-graduate Certificate - Evidence-based Practice is open!

The Certificate will start in November

For more information of the certificate go to: http://centre-for-policing.open.ac.uk/learning/postgraduate-certificate

PhD Studentship Opportunities (part-time) starting October 2016 (positions now filled) 30/06/2016

Following the success of our PhD Studentship scheme last year (with four new part-time PhDs), the Consortium is now offering the opportunity for employees of the partnering police forces and agencies to apply for a part-time PhD studentship. 

Click here for more information