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FutureLearn course launch will continue helping young adults with their personal finance

True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin), a centre of excellence for personal finance in The Open University Business School (OUBS) is launching its Managing My Money for Young Adults free online course on FutureLearn on Monday 24 September.

11th September 2018

Improving the governance of European public agencies

Professor Edoardo Ongaro led the preparation of the proposal and is on the steering committee of the ‘Co Production and Co Governance: Strategic Management, Public Value and Co Creation in the Renewal of Public Agencies across Europe’ project, or COGOV for short.

23rd August 2018

Baseline Survey Report published: Implementing the Transformation of Police Training, Learning and Development

The ‘Implementing the Transformation of Police Training, Learning and Development’ Project released their Baseline Survey Report this week. The project is led by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), working in collaboration with The Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning.

23rd August 2018

We live in a populist age – but who are ‘the people’?

We live in a populist age – but who are 'the people'?

10th August 2018
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True Potential PUFin assists Commons report on household finances

The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin) supplied written evidence for a hard-hitting report from the House of Commons Treasury Committee on the vulnerable state of UK household finances.

9th August 2018

Day 150, Year of #Mygration: Migrants as Agents for Change - Cosmopolitanism

Migrants may choose to build either ethnic social capital or cross-cultural social capital. Their migration journey, reception upon arrival and thereafter, educational attainment and cultural competences will also affect how they engage with public institutions in their countries of destination.

7th August 2018

Day 149, Year of #Mygration: Does Diversity Impact Negatively on Social Capital?

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University Business School’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, shares his experience in developing, sustaining and enhancing his social capital in Milton Keynes over the last four years

7th August 2018
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Your everyday guide to economics and why you should care

A new four-part OU/BBC series, Economics with Subtitles, starts on Radio 4 on Saturday (4 August) lunchtime.

1st August 2018

Three days is still too long to hold pregnant women in immigration detention

It’s been two years since a coalition of lobbying groups in the UK successfully challenged Home Office policy on the immigration detention of pregnant women. 

26th July 2018
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Sign-up for free short courses aimed at business professionals

Our MBA alumni have the chance to pilot two new three-week short courses for free from September – and we only want your feedback in exchange!

25th July 2018

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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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