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Britain’s Housing Crisis Unveiled in New OU BBC Series

A pivotal new series co-produced by The Open University and the BBC premiered on BBC Two last week.

23rd October 2023

How smaller businesses can become net-zero influencers and enablers

Richard Blundel, Professor of Enterprise and Organisation and Director of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Enterprise, writes about how smaller businesses can become net-zero influencers and enablers.

17th October 2023

OU Virtual Internship Project wins Student Engagement Award

The Open University’s ‘Virtual Internships for Underrepresented Students – exploring opportunities for student co-creation and partnership’ project has won the sparqs (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland) Student Engagement Award in the ‘Diverse Voices’ category.

16th October 2023

OU research reveals inequalities in employment leave for Early Pregnancy Endings

A ground-breaking research paper from The Open University, the University of Plymouth, the University of Essex, and University College London has unveiled significant inequalities in the paid leave parents receive when facing an early end to pregnancies.

12th October 2023

Five star review: first ever Uber-funded graduates celebrate Open University degrees

Eleven students across the UK have become the first to receive Open University (OU) degrees fully-funded by Uber, with the first graduation ceremony taking place in London on Friday 22 September.

25th 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

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

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

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