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Businesses lack confidence in AI and green technologies as the skills shortage persists

New data from this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, has found that nearly two thirds (62%) of UK organisations are still reporting worrying skills shortages. 

20th June 2024

OU launches its Black Leadership and Empowerment Programme

The Open University (OU) has launched a new initiative designed to empower the next generation of Black leaders in business and the community.

22nd May 2024

The Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Greater Manchester Police unite to launch perinatal mental health toolkit

A toolkit has been designed to enhance support for maternal mental health in the workplace as a result of a research study conducted by The Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Greater Manchester Police Association of Women in Policing.

8th May 2024

OU Alum Sir David Harrison, one of Universities UK’s 100 faces campaign

Sir David Harrison, MBA alumnus and Honorary Graduate of The Open University, has been named as part of a new campaign led by Universities UK that promotes 100 faces who were the first in their family to attend higher education.

16th April 2024

The latest Chocolate Scorecard highlights urgent need for industry change

The Open University is proud to be part of the 5th Edition of the Chocolate Scorecard that grades chocolate companies on their sustainability and ethics.

28th March 2024

New OU report offers employers guidance on governance

Academics from The Open University Business and Law Schools have contributed to a new report highlighting the need for employers to re-examine governance within their organisations.  

20th March 2024
Epic futures group

The Open University joins £4.8 million initiative to combat economic inactivity in Northern Ireland

Mark Durkin, Executive Dean for FBL talks about the EPIC Future NI research and policy action group aimed at addressing economic inactivity in Northern Ireland.

11th March 2024

Effects of menopause in the workplace tackled in OU professor’s new book

Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations at The Open University Business School, has released a new book giving insight on the latest knowledge in the field of menopause in the workplace.

5th March 2024

2024 Open Business Creators Fund competition now open

The Open University has relaunched the Open Business Creators Fund competition for 2024, offering grants from £1,000 to £10,000 to support students and alumni.

7th February 2024

Open University report reveals Environmental, Social and Governance skills gap in UK businesses

Dr Victoria Hands, Director of Sustainability at the Open University, discusses the skills gap in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within UK businesses on the latest Sustainability Uncovered podcast.

31st January 2024

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