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New short course helps business leaders navigate uncertainty

The Open University (OU) has launched a new microcredential short course aimed at senior managers and leaders to equip them with the skills needed to make effective decisions and harness opportunities during periods of uncertainty.

21st December 2020
Vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: openness and collaboration to tackle the world’s problems

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on 3 December. This came only months after a team of researchers led by Professor Zhang Yongzhen in Wuhan in early January made the genome sequence of Covid-19 publicly available.

22nd December 2020
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Hilary connects with a global audience

Following the recent publication of her blog by Wonkhe Dr Hilary Collins, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes with OUBS Executive Education, has been interviewed on ‘The experience of teaching during a pandemic’ as part of the Expert Talks for Cumulus Connects.

22nd December 2020
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BLOG: Building Resilience in Pandemic Times

Social entrepreneur, MBA alumna and member of the OU Business School’s Alumni Council Dr Zoe Lawson discusses how to build resilience during the pandemic. 

22nd December 2020
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What happened to law clinics in lockdown?

The disruption caused by Covid-19 has had far reaching impacts and required all of us to adapt to life’s challenges under lockdown. University law clinics are no exception and law academics and clinic supervisors have had to act fast and think creatively to keep their clinical programmes running.

22nd December 2020
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How Covid-19 and technology could transform the dispute resolution system

The current pandemic has forced a lot of people to change patterns of behaviour and how normal activities are approached and carried out. In normal circumstances, change in the legal system is often cumbersome and slow, often reactive, rather than progressive in nature.

14th December 2020
PPE

The UK’s COVID-19 PPE saga and lessons for future emergency procurements

Public procurement is a highly regulated government activity, governed by laws or circulars within a state. In the UK, the procurement of goods, works and services is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR), with similar provision for utilities, concessions and defence procurement. 

14th December 2020
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OUBS leads ground-breaking £300k project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools

A team led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter of The Open University Business School has been awarded nearly £300,000 to investigate online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

11th December 2020
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Helping to empower the world’s most disadvantaged women

The Open University has received £400,000 funding from UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to be its content development partner. 

11th December 2020
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EU court case sees British citizen seek post-Brexit rights in France

A UK citizen who has been living in France for 36 years has brought a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union that could have profound implications for British people living in European countries after Brexit. The woman is hoping to retain some citizenship rights after she ceases to be a European citizen.

9th December 2020

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