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Helping humanitarian workers with their legal rights and obligations

An OU academic has received a British Academy/Leverhulme Grant to help humanitarian workers to understand complicated legal environments.

13th November 2020
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Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures

Why are people’s behaviours not matching their intentions, and what implications does this have for our attempts to tackle COVID-19?

23rd November 2020
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Policing project is financed by OU’s Covid-19 fund

This nine-month project will conduct case studies in two UK police forces and capture interview and archival data at a time when the crisis is still ongoing, and during a period of active early reflection and sensemaking.

6th November 2020
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5 paradoxical tensions facing HR leaders

Research highlights how the pandemic has brought to the fore pre-existing paradoxical tensions within organisations and offers recommendations on navigating these uncertainties.

6th November 2020
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Reading in lockdown: The future of charity?

Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, has taken inspiration from lockdown reading to consider the notion and role of charity in the 21st century.

3rd November 2020
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It’s Lifelong Learning Week!

The Open University is supporting Lifelong Learning Week, which is a celebration of the power of learning to transform peoples’ lives.

2nd November 2020
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Taxing financial winners from coronavirus to pay for the crisis – lessons from WW1

We are now in the second wave of the COVID-19 virus and have no idea how much this pandemic will eventually cost. But we can learn lessons from the first world war and subsequent crises on how to reduce the final bill. 

27th October 2020
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First findings on impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed

Findings from the first study of the impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed highlights the need for support for this sector in the wider recovery.

14th October 2020
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Cultural change and structural reform needed to improve wellbeing in the legal profession

Legal professionals are thought to have higher levels of mental health issues and lower levels of wellbeing than the general population.

9th October 2020
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Learning at Work Week 2020

Learning at Work Week 2020 runs from 5 to 11 October on the theme 'Learning Journeys - where will you go?'

7th October 2020

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