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'Model Land' and its phantasies threaten us all

Professor Mark Fenton O’Creevy from The Open University Business School and Dr Erica Thompson from LSE highlight the dangers of investing scientific models with phantastic (wished-for but unrealistic) power to resolve uncertainty during the pandemic

16th July 2020
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COVID-19 and the Family Court: Justice at our Fingertips

Allison Wolfreys is a Lecturer in Law in The Open University's Law School. In her blog written specifically for this series, she outlines the family court's transition to online hearings and the immediate impact of this new, remote approach

15th July 2020
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COVID-19 and facilitated engagement online

Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at The Open University, reflects on the challenges and opportunities COVID-19 has presented for online, facilitated engagement

14th July 2020
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Online domestic abuse resource launched

Calls to domestic violence hotlines have soared during lockdown. In response, The Open University’s Open Justice team has collaborated with charity Support Through Court to launch a free open online resource

13th July 2020
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Working from home: can it impact on menopause?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, vast numbers are working remotely. But can working from home have an impact on menopause symptoms? Joanna Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations in The Open University's Business School, explores

12th July 2020
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Freedom Law Clinic explores the effects of COVID-19 on civil liberties

Ten law students from The Open University are taking part in a four-week project that will consider the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil liberties. The ‘Civil Liberties in the Lockdown’ project is being run by the Freedom Law Clinic

11th July 2020
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The Future of Workers – implementing learning and development solutions

The OU had a virtual stand at the CIPD’s Festival of Work, a two-day event looking at what is happening in the L&D and HR space, which took place virtually this year.

9th July 2020
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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