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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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'Solidarity is a weapon' - addressing the housing crisis together

This blog explores how resistance to the lifting of the UK evictions ban is being organised. It was written by Owain Smolović Jones and Saniela Smolović Jones, both in the OU Business School and Kulsoom Jafri, an Acorn member and trade union organiser

25th August 2020
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The absence of women from Italy’s COVID-19 pandemic response

A new publication written by Dr Cinzia Priola, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at the OU and Dr Lara Pecis, Lecturer in Organisation Studies in Lancaster University Management School, explores the role of Italian women in society and at work during the pandemic

24th August 2020
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Healthcare Innovation: Lessons from COVID-19

It is anticipated that post-COVID health service provision and organisation will look very different. Professors Richard Holti and John Storey highlight how the design and delivery of the 'new normal' will require 'imaginative and skilful innovation work by actors at many levels'

17th August 2020

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