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The Open University launches scholarship fund to support carers

The Open University launches scholarship fund to support carers

The Open University has this week launched The Carers Scholarships Fund, which will provide 50 UK-based carers with a full fee-waiver scholarship of up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.

12th June 2019
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OU Law students collaborate with prison learners

OU Law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering project by the University’s Open Justice Centre.

28th May 2019

Violence Against Women in Politics (#VAWP) – The Antithesis of (Online) Equality

Increasingly, online participation is being threatened through manifestations of online violence, especially online violence against women. This directly undermines the scope of the Internet, which should be a foundation for challenging the everyday normalisation of abuse and inequality but is increasingly becoming a tool for reinforcing inequality and silencing women online. 

13th May 2019
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Law Clinic wins at Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic, which offers free online legal advice led by the OU students supervised by qualified solicitors, won the Best Legal Tech Contribution in the Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

7th May 2019
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Mind Your P’s & Q’s! Brush Up On Your Legal Writing Skills

Writing is a vital part of the law degree. As a law student you will spend a lot of time scribbling notes in lectures and seminars, noting down information from books or articles, and drafting assignments.

7th May 2019
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The legal profession has a mental health problem – which is an issue for everyone

Culturally, lawyers are often represented as workaholics and perfectionists, embodying qualities such as meticulous attention to detail, unemotional rationality, and an imperviousness to the distress of others. And so as a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.

24th April 2019
CJ Burge

CJ talks on Radio Four about turning her life around

First-class Law graduate CJ Burge was in prison when she earned her degree from The Open University.

16th April 2019
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Law Clinic gains further recognition at prestigious student awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic has been shortlisted in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2019. 

16th April 2019
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5 Simple Mistakes Law Students Make

Studying law isn’t just about the assignments and grades, but let’s face it, they are an important part of the law degree. Most law students are keen to get the best grades to demonstrate their abilities and help in their future career.

15th April 2019
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The importance of networking in the legal industry

Whether you’re a student just getting to grips with the legal sector, or you’re an experienced lawyer with plenty of links already, networking day in day out is vital to your career’s success in the legal industry.

11th April 2019

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