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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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New Welsh language version of MSE’s hit Open University 'Academoney' course

One of the Open University’s (OU) most popular free courses is going bilingual, giving Welsh-language speakers the skills and knowledge they need to master their money, in their choice of Welsh or English.

23rd March 2021
The Detectives Series 3

OU/BBC co-production The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime returns for a new series

A new series co-produced between the BBC and The Open University offers viewers a fascinating insight into the dark and brutal world of organised crime.

23rd March 2021
Dr Stefanie Ruel

Stefanie aims to reclaim STEM-professional women’s space

Dr Stefanie Ruel, now a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, was a Mission Manager at the Canadian Space Agency, leading more than 10 life sciences missions into space before moving to academia.

5th March 2021

The value of small and local charities …. in a big crisis

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) is part of a research team, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, which has launched The Value of Small in a Big Crisis report. 

5th March 2021

Research into extent and nature of dog theft in the UK

Dr Helen Selby-Fell, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Policing Organisation and Practice (POP) formulates plans for collaborative research to explore various facets of dog theft.

4th March 2021

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