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Key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector are highlighted

The value of leadership and collaboration, especially relating to the voluntary sector, were discussed in a time of profound change and varied challenges for this sector at the CVSL Conference 2018.

5th April 2018
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Film reveals the positive contribution of the UK’s asylum seekers

A short documentary film, which has been jointly researched and produced by an OU academic, has its debut screening at the inaugural conference of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL).

21st March 2018

Why accountants of the future will need to speak blockchain and cryptocurrency if they want your money

If you haven’t already heard of Bitcoin, you either haven’t been paying attention or you’re a time traveller who just touched down in 2018.

21st March 2018

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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