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Congratulations to Professor Kodwani!

The Interim Head of the Business School, Dev Kodwani, has been promoted to Professor.

16th March 2018

I befriend women detained at Yarl’s Wood: their life in immigration limbo is excruciating

For nearly two years, Joanne Vincett, PhD Student in the Deparment for Strategy and Marketing at OUBS, has been researching and volunteering as a “befriender” and trustee with Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, a charitable volunteer visitors’ group that offers emotional and practical support to women migrants and asylum seekers detained in Yarl’s Wood.

12th March 2018

Community engagement will help to support the future of the voluntary sector

Key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector will be discussed at an inaugural conference in Milton Keynes in March.

19th February 2018
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The five-minute management idea: employees as stakeholders

Graeme Salaman and John Storey are authors of the book: A Better Way of Doing Business? Lessons from the John Lewis Partnership, shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year in the Management Futures category. In this article, they ask what is the future for management and business? 

12th February 2018

Open Justice: Digital innovation to support social justice and improve employability

During this Breakfast Briefing on 16 January 2018, Hugh McFaul, Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, showcased Open Justice's use of digital innovation in teaching and research to support the development of student employability skills and to promote access to justice.

9th February 2018
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Join the Swedish flatpack revolution in new OU / BBC documentary

A new three-part OU / BBC documentary, Flatpack Empire, is shining a light on the famously secretive Swedish furniture retailer IKEA.

1st February 2018
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The Open University Business School to host ICMS 2019

The Open University Business School in collaboration with VIDA, the Critical Management Studies Women's Association, has been selected, from a shortlist of excellent proposals, to host the 11th International Critical Management Studies 2019 conference around the theme of “Precarious Presents, Open Futures”.

31st January 2018
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Applications welcomed to join the Alumni Council

Do you want to give something back by becoming a member of The Open University Business School’s Alumni Council?

25th January 2018
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Digital technology supports social justice and improved employability

Our Open Justice Centre is utilising digital technology with a new ‘virtual’ law clinic offering supervised free online advice to members of the public, as well as a virtual reality app to aid the presentation skills of our students.

19th January 2018
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Brexit's impact on City of London employment

In the lead up to Brexit we might be able to learn both something about the City and something about how well we adapt to change.

10th January 2018

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Upcoming Events

Oct 17

Student Hub Live (SHL) event: Academic Writing 101

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30

Online with Student Hub Live

Oct 24

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:00

Jun 27

11th International Critical Management Studies Conference

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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