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photo of the Alumni and Student Award winners

Success Celebrated at Student and Alumni Awards 2022

The Open University Business and Law Schools held our annual Student and Alumni Awards on Friday 21 October 2022. Awards were presented to exceptional students from the faculty, and postgraduate business alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to society. 

28th October 2022

Studying while living abroad

The Belonging Project is an initiative of the OU Law School and the aim is for students to develop a sense of belonging.

This blog will describe the event hosted by Isabelle Hoyet, was an opportunity for students living abroad to discuss the challenges they face, to share their experiences and learn from each other. 

28th October 2022

Is the end in sight for outdated weddings law?

This is a summary of a guest lecture that Stephanie delivered to OU students on 4 October 2022 discussing her research into the law weddings and related ceremonies in England and Wales which she conducted in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Probert from the University of Exeter. 

26th October 2022

A Corrupt Government or Incompetent Judiciary: A Nigerian Case Study

A blog post by Dr Miriam Amanze discussing the Nigerian Court of Appeal decision to discharge charges brought against Mr Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian Government.

20th October 2022

Call for papers – Diversity, dilemmas and discoveries: Legal history in the curriculum

We invite proposals for 15-minute papers on any aspect, and particularly welcome those which address the central theme of diversity, dilemmas and discoveries.

Abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) should be submitted by email to by Friday 11 November 2022. 

20th October 2022
International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship, Paris, July 2022

International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship, Paris, July 2022

Keren Lloyd Bright and Caroline Derry attended the long-awaited International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship in Paris, July 2022

7th October 2022
Future Politics group photo

Future Politics: Delivering Effective Government Conference

Dr. Olga Jurasz, Senior lecturer of Law draws on her research in online violence against women, to provide valuable insight into the prevalence of online misogyny as a barrier to the participation of women in politics in Northern Ireland.

6th October 2022

A Sense of Belonging

Carol Edwards talks about her own personal sense of belonging by taking part in annual event that is close to her heart. She goes on to discuss how a sense of community and belonging is important to the Law School students.

4th October 2022
Group photo of the winners sitting and standing

OU celebrates Research Excellence Awards 2022

The OU Research Excellence Awards recognised the wide range of ways research undertaken at the OU makes a positive difference to the economy, the environment, and society.

23rd September 2022
The Queen and children at the Milton Keynes Campus

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926 – 2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal Family.

9th September 2022

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