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OU/BBC Ideas playlist becomes a Webby Honoree!

The OU/BBC Ideas playlist has earned the distinction of Webby Honoree in Video: Science & Education from The Webby Awards, the leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet.

5th May 2021
Emeritus Professor Colin Gray

Remembering our Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development Colin Gray

Colin Gray, OUBS’ Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development, has sadly passed away aged 76 following a short illness. He had just moved to Bulgaria to be with his partner.

29th April 2021
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The Open University joins forces with Avon and Somerset Police in ground-breaking new research project into rape and sexual offences

Project Bluestone combines academic learning with professional practice and brings together leading academics from across the UK to work alongside police officers.

23rd April 2021

Courses focus on community policing and empowerment in Northern Ireland

The Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL), working with Associate Lecturer Laurence Knell, has published four more free courses focusing on community policing and empowerment. 

23rd April 2021
Amanda Kindness

Kindness is repaid with our Future Leader Fund scholarship

"The Future Leader Fund has enabled me to fast-track my acceptance to an MBA, which I wouldn't have otherwise been able to fund at this point. I am grateful to those alumni who made the scholarship possible."

22nd April 2021
Dominic Ball in Graduation cap and gown

From football apprentice to OU graduate and beyond

It hasn’t been easy juggling work and study, but Dominic was determined to overcome the challenge. Although football has always been his passion, he saw the opportunity to study a degree as a way to prepare for life after the game.

16th April 2021

REEF research centre attracts two notable visiting fellows

Joining the Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures (REEF), one of the Business School’s four research centres, on an indefinite basis are the renowned political economist, writer and broadcaster Grace Blakeley and Chief Executive of the innovative textile reuse charity TRAID, Maria Chenoweth.

15th April 2021
Professor Richard Blundel

OUBS Professor joins the Government’s SME Net Zero Working Group

Professor Richard Blundel has recently joined the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ‘SME Net Zero Working Group’.

8th April 2021
Illustration of cartoon person cutting off the 'in' of inequality with a sword

Resetting equality in work

Since the beginning of the first lockdown, what has become painfully, obviously, clear was that while we might all be in the same storm, we are in very different boats – and some have sprung a leak.

31st March 2021
Front cover of HRD magazine

HRD Roundtable Debate - Diversity in Apprenticeships

The HRDIRECTOR roundtable debate explored the challenges and opportunities in the drive to achieve a truly diverse workforce. 

29th March 2021

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