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The UK’s COVID-19 PPE saga and lessons for future emergency procurements

Public procurement is a highly regulated government activity, governed by laws or circulars within a state. In the UK, the procurement of goods, works and services is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR), with similar provision for utilities, concessions and defence procurement. 

14th December 2020
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OUBS leads ground-breaking £300k project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools

A team led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter of The Open University Business School has been awarded nearly £300,000 to investigate online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

11th December 2020
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EU court case sees British citizen seek post-Brexit rights in France

A UK citizen who has been living in France for 36 years has brought a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union that could have profound implications for British people living in European countries after Brexit. The woman is hoping to retain some citizenship rights after she ceases to be a European citizen.

9th December 2020
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Hugh is highly commended at The Times Higher Education Awards

Hugh McFaul, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of The Open University’s Open Justice Centre, was highly commended in the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year category at The Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last week.

4th December 2020

Strategic Agility in Uncertain Times

The Strategic agility and leadership in uncertain times webinar – organised by the Business School's Strategic Management and Leadership cluster - brought together three senior expert panellists on Wednesday 25 November to discuss ideas around ‘strategic agility in uncertain times’.

27th 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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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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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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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

Law in Motion book cover

This book is a celebration of 50 Years of The Open University written by members of the Law School.

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