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OpenLearn and Legal & General make retirement planning easy

Created in partnership with Legal & General and written by Martin Upton, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Business School, a new course sets out the series of stepping-stones to a financially secure retirement. 

17th September 2020
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Open University report shows key skills gaps remain as businesses plan for recovery

This year’s report, which is released in a completely new business context, is based on a survey of 1,000 business leaders representing organisations of all sizes.

16th September 2020
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More sustainable universities in a post-COVID world?

September 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Anwar Halari, a Lecturer in Accounting in the OU Business School, explores what COVID-19 means for universities' sustainability plans

15th September 2020
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Business and law in the time of COVID-19 – two months on!

On 11 July 2020 the Faculty of Business and Law launched a new blog series to showcase what the Faculty can learn and contribute in the time of COVID-19.

11th September 2020
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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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MBA alumnus supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged during current crisis

True Potential, the initial funders of the Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), has donated £200,000 to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

11th September 2020
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How peer mentoring can support students during the pandemic

As many universities are forced to move their teaching online, a team in the OU Law School share the findings of their recent study. Find out how peer mentoring can develop communities of practice to help support students during the pandemic

11th September 2020
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Where is Boris Johnson?

Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies in the OU Business School has written for the International Leadership Association. Read her new blog 'Where is Boris Johnson? When and Why it Matters that Leaders Show Up in a Crisis'

9th September 2020
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Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership leads COVID-19 research

Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, is part of a consortium awarded £44,000 by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for a research project, ‘The Value of Small Charities in the Response To and Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic’

4th September 2020
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Why the government must learn to trust teachers

This article, written by Jacqueline Baxter, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management in The Open University Business School, looks at how the recent exam fiasco has highlighted the urgent need for the UK government to start trusting teachers

25th August 2020

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