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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

REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022

Want to buy guilt-free Easter chocolate?

Pick from our list of ‘good eggs’ that score best for the environment and child labour.

11th April 2022

Early pregnancy endings and the workplace – your experience

The Open University Business School is hoping to drive changes in policy and practice by leading on a new project about early pregnancy endings and the workplace.

7th March 2022

Self-employment: what is it, why do it and how has the pandemic affected it?

Professor Elizabeth Daniel discusses the lasting legacy of the pandemic on self-employment and homeworking, the ‘passionpreneur’ and describes how mental load is affecting self-employed women.

28th January 2022
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Academic reveals the psychology of spending this Christmas

Mark Fenton-O’Creevy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and he advises that if you want to keep yourself in check this Christmas, you need to know what your triggers are and learn how to avoid them.

9th December 2021
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Social care cap: how the new system will work and why it’s unfair – an expert explains

Why means-tested support will impact those who are less well-off, as they will end up losing more of their assets to pay for their care.

1st December 2021

Politicians join cross-party discussion on how to tackle gender-based violence

Key politicians including Labour’s Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, Jess Phillips MP, will join a cross-party panel at a free webinar to discuss what more should be done to prevent gender-based violence.

26th November 2021

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