Open University launches survey to inform free voluntary sector course

The Open University (OU) has launched a survey for people interested in working in the voluntary sector. The OU is leading a National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) project looking into developing a free online course about the voluntary sector.

The NNCO project aims to encourage more people into higher education through the development of networks offering them the right advice and support. It is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded project.

Alongside their partners, the OU would like the course to focus on an area of learning that is relevant to voluntary sector roles, which can give interested people a real opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills.

Jenny Goff, Evaluation Officer at the OU, said:

"It would be very helpful if you could please take a few minutes to complete a short survey for us. In particular, we would like to find out about how interested you would be in using online courses, any skills that you would like to develop, and any specific areas of the voluntary sector that you would be most interested in learning about.
"The survey is entirely anonymous and any information you provide will be held securely in accordance with the Open University's data protection policy, which complies with the Data Protection Act (1988)."

The survey has been extended until Thursday 15 October.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about the survey or the development of the online course, please contact Jenny Goff  [email protected]  tel: 01908 332629.