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The rise and fall of Topshop. OU/BBC series lifts the lid on iconic brand’s fall from grace

The story of how a huge fashion brand fell dramatically to earth is the subject of a new two-part OU/BBC co–production.

26th September 2022
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OU celebrates Research Excellence Awards 2022

The OU Research Excellence Awards recognised the wide range of ways research undertaken at the OU makes a positive difference to the economy, the environment, and society.

23rd September 2022
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Her Majesty The Queen, 1926 – 2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal Family.

9th September 2022

The impact of Covid-19 on staff in UK higher education

A research project, funded internally by The Open University, explored how the pandemic impacted academic and professional staff in higher education throughout the UK.

2nd September 2022

It’s GOZERO for Richard and the research team

OUBS academic Professor Richard Blundel and other members of a multi-disciplinary research team have secured funding for a 20-month study of the governance of decarbonisation in small businesses titled GOZERO.

31st August 2022

‘The OU was my perfect option after college’

When Kianna Graham, 21, had to decide what life would look like after college, she says The Open University was the only option.

15th August 2022

Cost-of-living crisis – greatest challenge for 40 years says academic

The Bank of England has raised rates, a recession is looming and cost-of-living issues are dominating the headlines. Martin Upton, Senior Lecturer in Finance, warns people against ill-judged decisions through the cost-of-living crisis

8th August 2022

MBA alumnus hopes to stay ahead of the game in the fight against malaria

Mark Hoppé, an MBA alumnus based in Switzerland, is helping in the fight against the malaria mosquito. 

5th August 2022

New partnership drives strategic skills development in logistics and transport sector

A new partnership between The Open University (OU) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) aims to develop strategic and leadership skills within the sector.

26th July 2022

A Digital Competence Framework for the Third Sector

In the post-COVID context there is a need to embrace and adopt the digital tools and practices we have become accustomed to for the longer term.

With this in mind, the EU3Digital consortium is proud to launch A Digital Competence Framework for the Third Sector.

26th July 2022

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