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Bite-size marketing course is stepping stone to business qualification

Bite-size marketing course is stepping stone to business qualification

A new short course in marketing skills is launched by The Open University that can add up to a business management qualification.

9th July 2020
New report on mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders

New report on mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders

The mental health of emergency responders (ER) could be improved by better integration of wellbeing support into organisations, sharing of “best practice”, a single gateway to help navigate support services, and greater consideration of families’ needs, according to a new report by The Open University and King’s College London researchers.

9th July 2020
OU Employer showcase 06-17 July 2020

The big recruitment update – OU Employer Showcase 6-17 July

If you're a current student or recent graduate, log into the OU Employer Showcase to view the recruitment plans of over 40 employers.

8th July 2020
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Calling all first-opinion vets who have left the profession

There is a high attrition rate among vets who go into first-opinion practices, leading to a national shortage overall. The Open University, in conjunction with Lancaster and Oxford Brookes universities, are undertaking research on these important matters.

7th July 2020
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Businesses set back 18 months by COVID

UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures, with small businesses leading the way back to “normal”. 

1st July 2020
Police apprentices in classroom

Major milestone for North Yorkshire Police and The Open University as first police constable degree apprentices start training

The new officers will combine their practical police officer training course with studying for their Bachelor of Science honours degree in Professional Police Practice, graduating in three years’ time.

1st July 2020
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Young entrepreneur’s training simulator for the doctors and dentists of the future

An Open University alumnus and his fledgling business is going for glory – and a share of £90,000 – in this year’s Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme.

22nd June 2020
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Santander funding bonanza in OU Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Business and Law students shone in The Open University’s Student Entrepreneurship Competition 2020 which promotes and rewards promising early stage businesses and ideas.

22nd June 2020
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Funded PhD studentships on responding to the health and climate emergencies

The Open University Business and Law Schools, collectively known as the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), is currently inviting applications for a dozen funded PhD studentship projects relating to a themed call on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency’ for a February 2021 start date.

22nd June 2020
Nick is shown with some of the members and trustees of StrokeInformation, together with support dog Misty the Alsatian

It’s a stroke of genius from one of our former MBA students

Stroke survivor Nick Clarke from Stockport in Cheshire is not a quitter – his reaction to his life-changing incident back in September 2012 demonstrates this.

15th June 2020

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Upcoming Events

Sep 29

Faculty of Business and Law (re)Freshers event

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Sep 30

Strategic agility and leadership in uncertain times

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00


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