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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

OUBS alumni gather to explore thought-provoking idea that “less is more”

The Business School hosted an exclusive face-to-face event for alumni, focused on the transformative idea that “less is more”, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

29th June 2023

The Open University celebrates 50th anniversary of its first graduation ceremony

The Open University is celebrating the anniversary of its first graduation ceremony which took place on 23 June, 50 years ago.

23rd June 2023
Evan Davis in the BBC Radio 4 studio

OU/BBC Co-pro The Bottom Line returns for new series

A new eight-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line, supported by an academic consultant from the Business School, begins this month airing on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.  

8th June 2023

MBA student’s global award success

Open University Business School MBA student James Markey has won a prize at the Santander X Global Awards, Santander’s prestigious international university entrepreneurship competition with his company UNI SIM.

7th June 2023

OpenLearn launches Open Sanctuary Hub, a collection of free resources to support refugees

The OpenLearn Open Sanctuary Hub is a collection of existing and new free resources - articles, videos, audio, and courses – that directly support refugees, people in the asylum system and the wider community.

11th May 2023

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