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Five reasons why coercive control has increased during COVID-19

Keren Lloyd Bright, Senior Lecturer in Law and Louise Taylor, Lecturer in Law, highlight five reasons why the incidence and severity of coercive control has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Keren and Louise are based in the OU Law School

29th July 2020
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COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories

Allison Wolfreys is a Lecturer in Law in the OU Law School and a member of the European Children's Rights Unit at the University of Liverpool. Her latest paper 'COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories' is now available

28th July 2020
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The need for constructive ambivalence during COVID-19

Mark Fenton O’Creevy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in The Open University Business School. This blog explores what happens when events like the COVID-19 pandemic bring the provisional nature of our understanding of the world sharply into focus

24th July 2020
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Online teaching: starting out. My Story

Dr Jacqueline Baxter is Director for the Centre for Innovation in online Legal and Business Education (SCiLAB) at the OU Business School. In this blog, she shares tips for educators forced to teach online and explores the impact this can have on job satisfaction

23rd July 2020
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Open Justice Centre shares online education best practice

Find out how The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is sharing OU expertise in delivering world-leading online and distance learning in order to support the wider legal education sector in its time of need during the pandemic

22nd July 2020
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How did business leaders cope and innovate during COVID-19?

Jedrzej George Frynas is Professor of Strategic Management in the OU Business School. In a webinar series co-organised with The Whole Thing Group, international business leaders explain how their businesses coped with, and innovated during, COVID-19

22nd July 2020
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New research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

A team led by Elizabeth Daniel, Professor of Information Management in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law has been awarded a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant. The new research project will consider the impacts of the pandemic on the self-employed in the UK

21st July 2020
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Designing Online Learning for Interactivity

Dr Ruslan Ramanau is Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education in the OU's Business School. As COVID-19 forces learners online, he highlights new research exploring the relationships between face-to-face tuition and interactivity

21st July 2020
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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on weddings

Dr Stephanie Pywell, OU Senior Lecturer in Law, and Professor Rebecca Probert from the University of Exeter summarise some of the effects of the pandemic on couples’ wedding plans, and outline their planned research on this little-discussed aspect of the pandemic

21st July 2020
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PhD studentships

The Open University Business and Law Schools invite applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships beginning 1 February 2021 on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency’

19th July 2020

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