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Becoming a University of Sanctuary

This year, The Open University has been recognised as a University of Sanctuary. Neil Graffin, Senior Lecturer in Law, Head of Department and Chair of the Sanctuary Advisory Network at The OU, explains what this means.

9th July 2024
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The Open University recognised as a University of Sanctuary

The Open University news item which confirms the status of University of Sanctuary, an accreditation to highlight efforts in supporting forced migrants in accessing education, creating a spirit of inclusivity, teaching themes of migration and sanctuary, and in improving a culture of sanctuary in higher education.

20th June 2024

We asked ChatGPT for legal advice – here are five reasons why you shouldn’t

Many people turn to the internet for legal help and tools like ChatGPT can quickly explain complicated legal information in a straightforward, conversational style, but are they accurate?

6th June 2024

Full-time carer Rebekah thought her dream of getting a law degree had gone, until she found the OU’s carers scholarship

When Rebekah Zammett became a carer to her eldest child at just 22, she thought she’d lost her chance to get a degree. Now, thanks to the OU carers scholarship, that dream is coming true.

3rd June 2024
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Largest-ever UK report into online violence against women launched at Westminster event, urging for action

The full report of the largest-ever UK study into online violence against women and girls, designed and led by Professor Olga Jurasz at The Open University, has been launched and discussed at the Houses of Parliament.

2nd April 2024

New OU report offers employers guidance on governance

Academics from The Open University Business and Law Schools have contributed to a new report highlighting the need for employers to re-examine governance within their organisations.  

20th March 2024
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The Open University joins £4.8 million initiative to combat economic inactivity in Northern Ireland

Mark Durkin, Executive Dean for FBL talks about the EPIC Future NI research and policy action group aimed at addressing economic inactivity in Northern Ireland.

11th March 2024

Brand new OU/BBC series takes an unflinching look at the UK’s public services

A new three-part series co-produced by The Open University and BBC will follow writer and rapper Darren McGarvey as he takes an unflinching look at the UK’s public services.

28th February 2024

The Open University awarded £7.7m to protect women and girls online

Researchers at The Open University have been awarded £7,730,000 from Research England to create a new centre for protecting women against violence online.

16th January 2024

Invaluable new resource aims to unlock the mysteries of delegated legislation

Professor Stephanie Pywell, Professor of Law and Social Justice at The Open University, and Dr Tom West on behalf of the Hansard Society have joined forces to create an invaluable resource aimed at explaining one of the most significant, yet often overlooked, forms of legislation in the United Kingdom.

5th December 2023

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