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CVSL at the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) was again represented at the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research (VSVR) Conference which took place entirely online this year.

20th October 2020
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Volunteers wanted for interviews - impact of Covid-19 on the self-employed

A research team from the Open University, Southampton and Cardiff Universities are undertaking research on the economic impacts of Covid-19 on the self-employed.  The project is funded by UK Research Councils as part of their rapid response to the crisis.

20th October 2020
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First findings on impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed

Findings from the first study of the impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed highlights the need for support for this sector in the wider recovery.

14th October 2020
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James gets his teeth into another national business competition

An Open University alumnus has reached the semi-finals of a national business competition run by a charity that supports student and graduate entrepreneurs.

12th October 2020
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Learning at Work Week 2020

Learning at Work Week 2020 runs from 5 to 11 October on the theme 'Learning Journeys - where will you go?'

7th October 2020
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Black History Month: how the OU will be celebrating

This October, the nation will be recognising Black History Month (BHM) – an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people across the world. 

2nd October 2020
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COVID-19 & the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, West Africa

Adedamola Gbolahan, a PhD Student in the OU Law School, discusses new practice directions adopted by the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, a regional court for West Africa and the African Court of Peoples’ and Human Rights, in order to adapt to the pandemic

30th September 2020
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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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