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The Open University Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards

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The Open University Business School (OUBS) has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017.

The awards celebrate the best of UK higher education institutions. Shortlisting demonstrates industry recognition of the impact that the Business School has on individuals, organisations and society both in the UK and internationally, underpinning The Open University’s social mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. This is the fourth time OUBS has been shortlisted in this category.

Our entry for Business School of the Year demonstrated our commitment to social impact through the Centres of Excellence model.

The Times Higher Education Awards set industry standards for excellence. Our submission showcased our Centres of Excellence, a distinctive model which combines rigorous research, outreach that influences policymakers and informs practice, and free online learning delivered at scale, to deliver social impact in critical, yet under-researched areas.

Our three established Centres focus on the public understanding of finance, policing, and voluntary sector leadership; all are externally funded, and we are delighted that the Times Higher Education has recognised the value and contribution our Centres are delivering to society and the sector.

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean, OUBS

Business School of the Year Shortlist

  • Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
  • ESCP Europe Business School (London)
  • Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
  • The Open University Business School
  • Pearson Business School, Pearson College London
  • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

The Open University’s Dr Georgina Blakeley, Director of Teaching (Politics) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was also shortlisted for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year and the OU's research contribution to English in Action, was shortlisted in the International Impact Award category.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 30 November 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


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