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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

It’s tough going for UK businesses, finds the OU’s 2022 Business Barometer

According to The Open University’s Business Barometer 2022, published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, UK organisations are experiencing the knock-on effect of ongoing skills shortages and recruitment challenges.

4th July 2022

New study on SME decarbonisation for the UK’s Climate Change Committee

The Open University has contributed to a new report, ‘How can policy better support SMEs in the pathway to Net Zero?’, for the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC).

1st July 2022

Joy for academic on news of her OBE in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours

An academic from The Open University’s Business School has just learned she is to receive an OBE for her work promoting Black history and heritage.

1st July 2022

The Impact of Covid-19 on Staff in UK Higher Education

Invitations are open to attend a face-to-face conference and webinar in July to discuss the findings of a project researching the impact of COVID-19 on staff in UK Higher Education.

28th June 2022

Our daily bread – how craft bakers fared during the pandemic and what happens now

As the cost of living continues to rise researchers at The Open University (OU) are looking into how craft bakers are faring in an uncertain future.

24th June 2022

Greenwashing: how ads get you to think brands are greener than they are – and how to avoid falling for it

The green advertising trend is growing fast. But are these ads truly reflective of improvement when it comes to production practices, or is this just another example of greenwashing?

23rd June 2022

Small bakery owners: we want your views!

Help us to create a better understanding of the state and needs of small bakeries in the UK

13th June 2022

OU to provide skills boost for local communities

The OU will partner with further education providers to provide high-quality, higher and technical education to more local communities across England, backed by £10 million of Government funding.

25th May 2022

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