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Freedom Law Clinic explores the effects of COVID-19 on civil liberties

Ten law students from The Open University are taking part in a four-week project that will consider the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil liberties. The ‘Civil Liberties in the Lockdown’ project is being run by the Freedom Law Clinic

11th July 2020
OU Law students develop chatbots to support the public with domestic abuse, injunctions and legal aid

OU Law students develop chatbots to support the public with domestic abuse, injunctions and legal aid

Law students from The Open University have been working with legal automation platform, Josef, to develop a series of chatbots to support the public with legal issues such as domestic abuse and injunctions.

9th July 2020
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The big recruitment update – OU Employer Showcase 6-17 July

If you're a current student or recent graduate, log into the OU Employer Showcase to view the recruitment plans of over 40 employers.

8th July 2020
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Major milestone for North Yorkshire Police and The Open University as first police constable degree apprentices start training

The new officers will combine their practical police officer training course with studying for their Bachelor of Science honours degree in Professional Police Practice, graduating in three years’ time.

1st July 2020
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Santander funding bonanza in OU Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Business and Law students shone in The Open University’s Student Entrepreneurship Competition 2020 which promotes and rewards promising early stage businesses and ideas.

22nd June 2020
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Funded PhD studentships on responding to the health and climate emergencies

The Open University Business and Law Schools, collectively known as the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), is currently inviting applications for a dozen funded PhD studentship projects relating to a themed call on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency’ for a February 2021 start date.

22nd June 2020
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Covid-19: Open University Open Justice Centre shares online education best practice

The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is reaching out to support the wider legal education sector in its time of need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

3rd June 2020

Essential reading on some legal and business education hot topics

The Business and Law Schools boast a wide range of academic experts with a wealth of expertise in teaching and learning online.

29th May 2020
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A post-pandemic business world needs The Bottom Line

This month sees the start of a new nine-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line on Radio 4, presented by OU honorary graduate Evan Davis.

18th May 2020
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Historic Harrie earns place on Oxford’s global postgraduate law programme

Harrie Austin-Jones has become the first ever Open University student to secure a place on the University of Oxford’s world-renowned postgraduate law course.

15th May 2020

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