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Hugh and the OU shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

Hugh McFaul has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year category in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020.

11th September 2020
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Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures

Why are people’s behaviours not matching their intentions, and what implications does this have for our attempts to tackle COVID-19?

23rd November 2020
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Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice is highly commended

Tasmin Ali, who is part way through her Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) with The Open University, was highly commended in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020.

13th November 2020
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Top global thought-leaders offer new approaches to urgent business challenges at International Leadership Week

The Institute of Leadership & Management is hosting International Leadership Week (16-19 November), inspired by the unprecedented events of this year and the work of the late management philosopher Peter Drucker.

13th November 2020
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Research grant to support workplace inclusion of migrants in Italy

An OUBS academic is researching the experiences of migrants in the workplace in the Aosta Valley region in Italy, an area with an increasing migrant and refugee population.

12th November 2020
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Policing project is financed by OU’s Covid-19 fund

This nine-month project will conduct case studies in two UK police forces and capture interview and archival data at a time when the crisis is still ongoing, and during a period of active early reflection and sensemaking.

6th November 2020
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5 paradoxical tensions facing HR leaders

Research highlights how the pandemic has brought to the fore pre-existing paradoxical tensions within organisations and offers recommendations on navigating these uncertainties.

6th November 2020
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Reading in lockdown: The future of charity?

Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, has taken inspiration from lockdown reading to consider the notion and role of charity in the 21st century.

3rd November 2020
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It’s Lifelong Learning Week!

The Open University is supporting Lifelong Learning Week, which is a celebration of the power of learning to transform peoples’ lives.

2nd November 2020
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Taxing financial winners from coronavirus to pay for the crisis – lessons from WW1

We are now in the second wave of the COVID-19 virus and have no idea how much this pandemic will eventually cost. But we can learn lessons from the first world war and subsequent crises on how to reduce the final bill. 

20th October 2020

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