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Sky’s the limit for OU Student Entrepreneurship Competition winner

MBA (Technology Management) student Claudio Marturano scooped £5,000 as the clear winner of the OU Student Entrepreneurship Competition.

13th June 2018
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Financial experts fire up the crowd at evening lecture in London

A decade after the global financial markets went into meltdown, our academics were joined by other invited experts to discuss the current precarious situation in ‘Is the world going quants mad? Lessons from financial experts and history’ on Tuesday 5 June.

12th June 2018

Doubt, depression, anxiety – just some of the problems plaguing the veterinary profession

Mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, a high incidence of stress and suicide, excessive staff turnover rates, and a failure to adapt to the increasing demographic dominance of women. These are all serious challenges facing the veterinary profession in the UK.

21st May 2018
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Day 86, Year of #Mygration: Diversity, migrant entreprenuership and socio-economic inclusion

Recent social and political events (i.e. Brexit, government policies) have affected media’s representations of migrants by either demonizing them or victimizing them. However, an important fact often overlooked is the economic contribution that migrants offer to the host country.

17th May 2018
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Day 85, Year of #Mygration: Making Sense of Migration in Northern Ireland in the light of Brexit

The reasons why part of the eligible population of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) are manifold and complex. The more insightful studies suggest an interplay of nationalism, socio-economic, political, cultural, identify and belonging factors.

17th May 2018

Using virtual reality technology to tackle hate and extremism in England

The Open University has received funding to research, pilot and evaluate the use of virtual technology (VR) to combat extremism among vulnerable young people.

15th May 2018
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Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

The recent news that the Finnish Government will not be expanding its trial which provided 2,000 unemployed people with a state-supplied basic income has sparked fresh debate on the topic.

14th May 2018
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Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

A life full of copious amounts of leisure time with mundane tasks a thing of the past, or a world with mass unemployment which is ruled by machines?

11th May 2018

Charities left out of pocket by probation scheme for ex-offenders

In 2014, the British government said the sector would be “at the forefront of a new fight against reoffending”. But the reality is sharply different, according to our new research.

8th May 2018

How empowered are you? Webinars will help workplace learning

The Open University Business School is a proud supporter of the biggest festival of workplace learning in the UK known as Learning at Work Week.

24th April 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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