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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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Black History Month: how the OU will be celebrating

This October, the nation will be recognising Black History Month (BHM) – an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people across the world. 

2nd October 2020
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COVID-19 & the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, West Africa

Adedamola Gbolahan, a PhD Student in the OU Law School, discusses new practice directions adopted by the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, a regional court for West Africa and the African Court of Peoples’ and Human Rights, in order to adapt to the pandemic

30th September 2020
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Open University report shows key skills gaps remain as businesses plan for recovery

This year’s report, which is released in a completely new business context, is based on a survey of 1,000 business leaders representing organisations of all sizes.

16th September 2020
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More sustainable universities in a post-COVID world?

September 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Anwar Halari, a Lecturer in Accounting in the OU Business School, explores what COVID-19 means for universities' sustainability plans

15th September 2020
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Business and law in the time of COVID-19 – two months on!

On 11 July 2020 the Faculty of Business and Law launched a new blog series to showcase what the Faculty can learn and contribute in the time of COVID-19.

11th September 2020

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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

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

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Jan 30

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