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Doubt, depression, anxiety – just some of the problems plaguing the veterinary profession

Mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, a high incidence of stress and suicide, excessive staff turnover rates, and a failure to adapt to the increasing demographic dominance of women. These are all serious challenges facing the veterinary profession in the UK.

21st May 2018
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Day 86, Year of #Mygration: Diversity, migrant entreprenuership and socio-economic inclusion

Recent social and political events (i.e. Brexit, government policies) have affected media’s representations of migrants by either demonizing them or victimizing them. However, an important fact often overlooked is the economic contribution that migrants offer to the host country.

17th May 2018
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Day 85, Year of #Mygration: Making Sense of Migration in Northern Ireland in the light of Brexit

The reasons why part of the eligible population of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) are manifold and complex. The more insightful studies suggest an interplay of nationalism, socio-economic, political, cultural, identify and belonging factors.

17th May 2018

Using virtual reality technology to tackle hate and extremism in England

The Open University has received funding to research, pilot and evaluate the use of virtual technology (VR) to combat extremism among vulnerable young people.

15th May 2018
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Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

The recent news that the Finnish Government will not be expanding its trial which provided 2,000 unemployed people with a state-supplied basic income has sparked fresh debate on the topic.

14th May 2018
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Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

A life full of copious amounts of leisure time with mundane tasks a thing of the past, or a world with mass unemployment which is ruled by machines?

11th May 2018

Charities left out of pocket by probation scheme for ex-offenders

In 2014, the British government said the sector would be “at the forefront of a new fight against reoffending”. But the reality is sharply different, according to our new research.

8th May 2018

How empowered are you? Webinars will help workplace learning

The Open University Business School is a proud supporter of the biggest festival of workplace learning in the UK known as Learning at Work Week.

24th April 2018
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Engaging with businesses about climate change and environmental sustainability

Researchers from The Open University and the University of Oxford are developing new ways to engage the owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the challenges of climate change.

18th April 2018
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Key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector are highlighted

The value of leadership and collaboration, especially relating to the voluntary sector, were discussed in a time of profound change and varied challenges for this sector at the CVSL Conference 2018.

5th April 2018

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Upcoming Events

May 26

MBA Speaker Event in Cologne: “Working under Pressure: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace”

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00 to 14:00

Hilton Cologne, Marzellenstrasse 13-17, 50668 Cologne

Are We Data?

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:00 to 18:00

Tate Exchange, Bankside, London

OUBS Alumni Informal Networking Event: Berlin

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

The Zollpackhof, Berlin

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