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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
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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
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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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OU’s OpenLearn joins forces with Money Saving Expert to launch its Academy of Money

The Open University has partnered with the UK’s biggest consumer website, (MSE) to launch a free, six-part course, which will give the nation the skills and knowledge to master their finances.

12th June 2020
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Collaborating in Extraordinary Times

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL), one of the academic centres of excellence in the OU Business School, is actively taking part this month in both Volunteers’ Week and Small Charity Week.

8th June 2020

Essential reading on some legal and business education hot topics

The Business and Law Schools boast a wide range of academic experts with a wealth of expertise in teaching and learning online.

29th May 2020

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