Skip to content

Toggle service links
Subscribe to News

You are here

  1. Home
  2. News


Photo of a plane in the air - Photo by Jordan Sanchez on Unsplash

COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories

Allison Wolfreys is a Lecturer in Law in the OU Law School and a member of the European Children's Rights Unit at the University of Liverpool. Her latest paper 'COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories' is now available

28th July 2020
Photo by Vincent Ghilione on Unsplash - small bottle with a label on it saying 2019-NCOV on

The need for constructive ambivalence during COVID-19

Mark Fenton O’Creevy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in The Open University Business School. This blog explores what happens when events like the COVID-19 pandemic bring the provisional nature of our understanding of the world sharply into focus

24th July 2020
Photo by Aleksander Vlad on Unsplash - laptop and iPhone

Online teaching: starting out. My Story

Dr Jacqueline Baxter is Director for the Centre for Innovation in online Legal and Business Education (SCiLAB) at the OU Business School. In this blog, she shares tips for educators forced to teach online and explores the impact this can have on job satisfaction

23rd July 2020
Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash - person typing on a laptop

Open Justice Centre shares online education best practice

Find out how The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is sharing OU expertise in delivering world-leading online and distance learning in order to support the wider legal education sector in its time of need during the pandemic

22nd July 2020
Photo by Christina @ - business woman capturing ideas on a giant piece of paper

How did business leaders cope and innovate during COVID-19?

Jedrzej George Frynas is Professor of Strategic Management in the OU Business School. In a webinar series co-organised with The Whole Thing Group, international business leaders explain how their businesses coped with, and innovated during, COVID-19

22nd July 2020
Woman wearing a mask while on the computer

New research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

A team led by Elizabeth Daniel, Professor of Information Management in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law has been awarded a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant. The new research project will consider the impacts of the pandemic on the self-employed in the UK

21st July 2020
Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash - woman learning online using a range of digital devices

Designing Online Learning for Interactivity

Dr Ruslan Ramanau is Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education in the OU's Business School. As COVID-19 forces learners online, he highlights new research exploring the relationships between face-to-face tuition and interactivity

21st July 2020
Hands signing wedding registration

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on weddings

Dr Stephanie Pywell, OU Senior Lecturer in Law, and Professor Rebecca Probert from the University of Exeter summarise some of the effects of the pandemic on couples’ wedding plans, and outline their planned research on this little-discussed aspect of the pandemic

21st July 2020
The Royal Courts of Justice quiet in lockdown

The Open University Law School and Business School have launched a showcase for their COVID-19 research and reflections

The current pandemic has brought both threats and opportunities, overturning economic and social norms but also pointing towards new ways of doing things. In the OU’s Law and Business Schools, our response has been: what can we learn?

20th July 2020
Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash - woman using a laptop in a corridor

PhD studentships

The Open University Business and Law Schools invite applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships beginning 1 February 2021 on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency’

19th July 2020

Page 6 of 19

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.

Read for free

Upcoming Events

Jan 30

Student Hub Live - The OU Essentials: Introduction to Study at the OU

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Student Hub Live - The OU Essentials: Managing my time effectively

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Feb 1

Student Hub Live - (re)Freshers Orientation

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:00 to 19:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

See All