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OU research reveals shocking level of online violence experienced by women and girls across the UK

Professor of Law at The Open University Law School, Olga Jurasz, has led the UK’s largest ever study into societal attitudes and experiences of online violence against women and girls (OVAWG) across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the first report of its kind which surveyed 7,500 adults over the age of 16 in February 2023, via YouGov, providing an insight into the societal attitudes of both men and women, and the lived experiences of women and girls across the four nations.

7th September 2023

The Open University’s National Student Survey scores – 2023

The results of the National Student Survey 2023, commissioned by the Office for Students have been published, with The Open University receiving scores higher than the sector average for academic support, teaching, organisation and management, assessment and feedback, learning resources, and learning opportunities.

16th August 2023

Attorney General champions government legal career at Open University

Attorney General, Victoria Prentis KC MP, visited The Open University campus in Milton Keynes on Thursday July 13 as part of the 25 years of teaching Law at the OU celebrations.

21st July 2023

The Open University celebrates 50th anniversary of its first graduation ceremony

The Open University is celebrating the anniversary of its first graduation ceremony which took place on 23 June, 50 years ago.

23rd June 2023
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Reflections from 'Conviction or Acquittal: You Decide' event

Second part blog news piece about the 'Conviction or Acquital: You Decide' event, reflections from the academics.

23rd June 2023
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'Conviction or Acquittal: You Decide' upcoming event

On the Saturday 27 May 2023, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, Glasgow based Aye Write book festival will be hosting an interactive mock courtroom experience, where its audience will play the role of jurors for the day. The audience will get to experience a trial and deliberate in a small jury to reach a verdict. In addition to this, audience members will be able to ask questions to, and hear a live discussion from, a panel of experts.

19th May 2023

OpenLearn launches Open Sanctuary Hub, a collection of free resources to support refugees

The OpenLearn Open Sanctuary Hub is a collection of existing and new free resources - articles, videos, audio, and courses – that directly support refugees, people in the asylum system and the wider community.

9th May 2023

Open Justice Centre off to Parliament for prestigious awards

The Law School’s ‘Open Justice Criminal Justice Clinic’ has been shortlisted in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2023 for ‘Best new pro bono activity’.

21st April 2023
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Talented alumni receive Gray’s Inn pupillage scholarships

Law School alumni Harrie Austin-Jones and Liam Chin are celebrating receiving scholarships from Gray’s Inn (one of the four Inns of Court in London) designed to support its members during their pupillage.

13th March 2023

New OU/BBC co-production showcases some of Scotland’s most remarkable women

A new three-part series ‘The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland’ will tell the story of women who had a role in shaping Scotland over the last 50 years. The series is supported by the Faculty of Business and Law with relevance to a number of qualifications and modules.

21st February 2023

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