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REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022

Selfless Gordon is in the driving seat to stand with Ukraine

MBA alumnus Gordon MacKay has definitely gone the extra mile to aid the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. 

28th April 2022

Industry collaboration wanted for workshop to improve testing in new product development

Manufacturing industries are undergoing massive transformations in restructuring their products and processes by introducing and adopting new technologies to meet NetZero and sustainability targets.

27th April 2022

New research: fewer than half of large UK companies cut executive pay in response to Covid-19

Fewer than half of Britain’s leading businesses cut executive pay in response to the economic shock of Covid-19, according to research contributed to by The Open University (OU) and published in a report by the High Pay Centre think tank.

22nd April 2022

New report: Embracing Flexibility

A new report has been published which looks at how L&D can service new hybrid working and learning models in the public sector.

19th April 2022

Want to buy guilt-free Easter chocolate?

Pick from our list of ‘good eggs’ that score best for the environment and child labour.

11th April 2022

The war in Ukraine - message from our Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

7th April 2022

Early pregnancy endings and the workplace – your experience

The Open University Business School is hoping to drive changes in policy and practice by leading on a new project about early pregnancy endings and the workplace.

7th March 2022

Vice Chancellor’s statement on the war in Ukraine

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

1st March 2022

Two new microcredential short courses available through FutureLearn

Upskill and unlock potential with world-class professional development short courses through OU co-owned social learning platform FutureLearn.

25th February 2022

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Upcoming Events

May 23

Citizen Studies Seminar Series - Covid Chronicles From the Margins

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30


May 24

A bottom-up approach to develop teaching and research on social enterprise and social innovation

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Library Building, Seminar Room 6, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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