Award for long-serving Vice Chancellor of OU

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The Vice Chancellor of the Open University has been recognised for his services to education at a prestigious London ceremony.

Martin Bean, was given the award for his significant and lasting contribution to learning at the Learning Awards 2014.

As the guest of honour at this years awards, which were held on February 7, he was presented with the prestigious ‘Colin Corder Award’ by the Learning and Performance Institute.

Martin has been Vice Chancellor of the Open University for five years.

Speaking about his award, he said: “It is almost five years since I found out I’d be leading The Open University, and every day I am still surprised and delighted by the incredible work that goes on across this amazing institution.

“With my background in technology, there is no better place on earth to combine this with a passion for opening up education to anyone who wants to realise their potential.

“This award is not only a great personal honour, but recognition of the hard work of the thousands of colleagues who make the OU such a special place.”

Established in 1995, the Learning and Performance Institute is one of the leading authorities in learning and development.

The institute assesses the quality of corporate learning services, recognising outstanding achievement and exceptional abilities of individuals and organisations within the industry.