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2024 Open Business Creators Fund competition now open

The Open University has relaunched the Open Business Creators Fund competition for 2024, offering grants from £1,000 to £10,000 to support students and alumni.

7th February 2024

Open University report reveals Environmental, Social and Governance skills gap in UK businesses

Dr Victoria Hands, Director of Sustainability at the Open University, discusses the skills gap in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within UK businesses on the latest Sustainability Uncovered podcast.

31st January 2024

The Open University awarded £7.7m to protect women and girls online

Researchers at The Open University have been awarded £7,730,000 from Research England to create a new centre for protecting women against violence online.

16th January 2024

OU and BBC partner for new series of The Bottom Line

The Open University and BBC co-production The Bottom Line returns for a new radio series, airing weekly on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds on Thursdays at 8.30pm from 18 January to 7 March 2024.  

15th January 2024

New series of ‘Inside the Factory’ co-produced by The Open University

In an exciting new venture, The Open University has teamed up with the BBC to co-produce the eighth series of the much-loved “Inside the Factory.”  

2nd January 2024

Dr Anna Hopkins completes 16 Days of Activism to shed light on gender-based violence

Anna Hopkins, Lecturer in Policing Organisation and Practice at The Open University is again raising awareness of the United Nations’ ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign.

12th December 2023

The Open University welcomes six Entrepreneurs in Residence to help aspiring business owners

The Open University is thrilled to announce the addition of six dynamic Entrepreneurs in Residence who will be working with the university to help aspiring business owners.

21st November 2023

Celebrating 40 years of the Business School

Founded in 1983, the Open University Business School marks its 40th anniversary this year. Here, we take a look back on some of our highlights. 

9th November 2023
ESG published report

ESG is discussed in board rooms but lack of skills is holding back action, according to new report by The Open University

Report by the OU suggests that there is a lack of skills in the boardroom to tackle environmental, social and governance issues.

7th November 2023

OU Students could win £1000 from Santander Universities during cost-of-living crisis

Thanks to Santander Universities, this year 10 lucky students will get the chance to win £1000 cash in a free draw.

30th October 2023

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