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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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Hugh and the OU shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

Hugh McFaul has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year category in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020.

11th September 2020
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How peer mentoring can support students during the pandemic

As many universities are forced to move their teaching online, a team in the OU Law School share the findings of their recent study. Find out how peer mentoring can develop communities of practice to help support students during the pandemic

11th September 2020
Dr Leah Tomkins

Where is Boris Johnson?

Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies in the OU Business School has written for the International Leadership Association. Read her new blog 'Where is Boris Johnson? When and Why it Matters that Leaders Show Up in a Crisis'

9th September 2020
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Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership leads COVID-19 research

Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, is part of a consortium awarded £44,000 by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for a research project, ‘The Value of Small Charities in the Response To and Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic’

4th September 2020
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BLOG: Distance learning and preparing for my career

Louise Wilford is an OU law student from Tonyrefail in her 3rd year. In this blog post Louise shares her experience of distance learning and her most recent work placement at the OU. 

3rd September 2020
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OU and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime join forces on learning

The Open Justice Centre and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are continuing their partnership to deliver the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative. 

1st September 2020
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Open Justice students join Freedom Law Clinic Race and Policing Forum project

Ten students from the Open Justice Centre are taking part in a Freedom Law Clinic project exploring race and policing in the UK and the USA. 

28th August 2020
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Why the government must learn to trust teachers

This article, written by Jacqueline Baxter, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management in The Open University Business School, looks at how the recent exam fiasco has highlighted the urgent need for the UK government to start trusting teachers

25th August 2020
Acorn members in Bristol successfully resisting an eviction during the pandemic.

'Solidarity is a weapon' - addressing the housing crisis together

This blog explores how resistance to the lifting of the UK evictions ban is being organised. It was written by Owain Smolović Jones and Saniela Smolović Jones, both in the OU Business School and Kulsoom Jafri, an Acorn member and trade union organiser

25th August 2020

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