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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them, become truly mainstream. More importantly, it gives legitimacy to the idea that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are here to stay. And, as I have argued in my research, must be taken seriously, not least by regulators.

3rd July 2019
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The Business and Law Festival 2019

As part of the ongoing 50th celebrations of The Open University, the Business and Law Schools are holding a series of events in July.

28th June 2019
Inside the Bank of England

Money talks – Inside the Bank of England

It has been a tumultuous year Inside the Bank of England as a new OU/BBC collaboration is sure to demonstrate.

27th June 2019
Professor Eddie Abbott-Halpin, Paul Catley (Head of the OU Law School), Professor Chris Newman and Professor Simon Lee

Business and Law’s involvement in research group is out of this world

This major three-year project starting in December 2019, led by Dr Karen Olsson-Francis, a Senior Lecturer in the STEM faculty, aims to help address fundamental questions about life beyond the Earth.

26th June 2019
The Open University launches scholarship fund

The Open University launches scholarship fund to support carers

The Open University has this week launched The Carers Scholarships Fund, which will provide 50 UK-based carers with a full fee-waiver scholarship of up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.

12th June 2019
James Rees

Charities and voluntary organisations to benefit from new free online course

The OU’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) has joined forces with Volunteer Scotland to create Involving Volunteers, a digital learning module aimed at improving the volunteering journey.

10th June 2019
Open University tree carving

11th International Critical Management Studies Conference

The 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference will be held at Walton Hall on Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 June. The conference is proudly hosted by the Department for People and Organisations in collaboration with VIDA (the Critical Management Studies Women’s Association). 

5th June 2019
Hand holding robot

Why you must engage your people with new technologies

Technology has been a great enabler for consumers. However, technology in the workplace is often painted in a negative light as automation expands. The reality is that technology can deliver high levels of engagement and productivity if businesses and organisations are transparent about their reasons for using it.

24th April 2019

Anna goes global over breakfast to make her case

The latest Business Network Breakfast Briefing saw Dr Anna John use examples from all over the world as she explored three approaches to managing political risks to foreign investments.

17th April 2019

Energised and driven workplace learning winners receive their awards

OUBS sponsored the ‘Supporting Business and Organisational Goals’ category for the 2018 Learning at Work Week which had a theme of ‘Networked for Learning’, aiming to highlight the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.

11th April 2019

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Upcoming Events

Oct 15

Business Network Breakfast Briefing: It’s not just ‘women’s issues’ - the cost of women’s reproductive health in the workplace

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:00 to 10:00

Meeting rooms 1-4, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

Oct 17

Student Hub Live - Effective online communication skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Oct 21

Student Hub Live - Beginning your MBA with the OU

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

Online with Student Hub Live

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