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China’s first and second cohort of graduates of a new bilingual OU-validated MBA course celebrate

Fifty MBA students in China are looking to new horizons and beyond after being the first people to graduate from a new bilingual MBA course validated by The Open University.

21st September 2023

MBA student shortlisted for prestigious Student of the Year award

Open University Business School MBA student, James Boyce, has been shortlisted for the AMBA (Association of MBAs) Student of the Year 2024 thanks to his exceptional leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative mindset.

22nd September 2023

How to design menopause leave policies that really support women in the workplace

More than 15 million women are in employment in the UK right now, which means menopause is undoubtedly a workplace issue. In this article, Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations writes about how to design menopause leave policies that really support women in the workplace.

20th September 2023

OU secures a further £600k to fund research into improving how Police investigate cases of rape and sexual violence

A team of researchers from the OU’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) has secured another year’s funding (£600k) to continue their work, alongside Police to improve the way rape and sexual offences are investigated. 

24th August 2023

The Open University’s National Student Survey scores – 2023

The results of the National Student Survey 2023, commissioned by the Office for Students have been published, with The Open University receiving scores higher than the sector average for academic support, teaching, organisation and management, assessment and feedback, learning resources, and learning opportunities.

16th August 2023

Nearly 1 in 2 school leavers in England have reconsidered going to university, as cost of living soars

The Open University has commissioned a new survey of 18–19-year-olds in England which shows that nearly 1 in 2 (49%) have reconsidered going to university in the last year because of the rising cost of living. 

11th August 2023

The Open University renews contract with North Yorkshire Police to continue delivering specialist learning to police recruits

The Open University Department for Policing has agreed a new contract with North Yorkshire Police to continue delivering a suite of blended learning qualifications that equip officers with the skills required to meet the demands of twenty-first century policing.

4th August 2023

Inaugural Steven Chase Memorial Award for policing research

The first recipient of the Steven Chase Memorial Award was Dr Paul Walley who is the Director of Learning in the OU Business School’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).

21st July 2023
Steven Chase OBE

Prestigious guest list as policing centre honours its former chair

The Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) honoured its former chair with the recent Steven Chase Memorial Lecture and Award. 

21st July 2023

Employers missing out on hidden talent pool as a large skills gap remains

According to this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chambers of Commerce, three-quarters (73%) of UK organisations are currently experiencing skills shortages, which remain one of the top challenges facing employers.

4th July 2023

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