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Rich pickings: Revealing BBC/OU series spotlights the years following the banking crash

Academics at The Open University have worked behind the scenes on a fascinating two-part series The Decade The Rich Won that hears from former insiders about the 2008 financial crash and its repercussions.

25th January 2022

What it takes to be a leader – spotlight on BBC/OU Learning English online series

Academics from The Open University have collaborated with BBC Learning English to help thousands of people around the world to not only learn English but inform and inspire them about leadership.

11th January 2022

Business School earns Athena SWAN Bronze award status

The Open University Business School has been granted a Bronze ‘departmental’ award following its recent Athena SWAN submission to Advance HE, the British professional membership scheme which promotes excellence in higher education.

16th December 2021
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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
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Pilot project to support our ‘care experienced’ students

The Faculty of Business and Law has an extended pilot to offer greater support to students who were once in the care system starting today.

29th November 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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James takes the reins of the International Advisory Board

An advocate of lifelong learning is succeeding an equally vocal supporter of The Open University as Chair of an advisory board to both the Business and Law Schools.

25th November 2021
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Over half a million pounds to research police response to rape

OU research that will transform how rape investigations are conducted has just been awarded £570,000 by The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, who are hosting this National Police Chiefs Council led and Home Office funded programme.

25th November 2021

Post-COP26, The Open University hears from its week two Observers

The Open University had official observer status at COP26 and has taken learnings from the conference to inform the university’s wider sustainability mission and inspire students and staff to take action.

17th November 2021

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