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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Women’s rights and COVID-19

In this blog post, Dr Kim Barker and Dr Olga Jurasz, both Senior Lecturers in Law at The Open University, discuss the challenges posed to women’s rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

18th July 2020
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PhD-ing during quarantine

Laura Noakes, a PhD student in the OU Law School, reflects on her experience of studying for a PhD during lockdown. She shares some insights into the feelings of isolation, felt by so many during this period, and reminds us all to be kinder to ourselves

17th July 2020
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'Model Land' and its phantasies threaten us all

Professor Mark Fenton O’Creevy from The Open University Business School and Dr Erica Thompson from LSE highlight the dangers of investing scientific models with phantastic (wished-for but unrealistic) power to resolve uncertainty during the pandemic

16th July 2020

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