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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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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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