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Behind the scenes of the Parole Board

Academics from the Faculty of Business and Law worked behind the scenes in a fascinating OU/BBC documentary about the process involved in hearing prisoners’ parole applications.

20th February 2023

New Director for PolicyWISE

The Open University confirms the appointment of Dewi Knight to the role of Director of PolicyWISE, the OU’s major new public policy initiative, whose academic home will be in the Faculty of Business and Law.

17th February 2023

Dungeons & Dragons licence changes threaten the fan community the game relies upon – legal expert explains

Dr Kim Barker, senior lecturer in law specialising in internet law, talks about the popular Dungeons & Dragons game and how its new licence is making major digital waves.

15th February 2023

Report uncovers several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences

Findings from Operation Soteria Bluestone, a report launched in 2021 as a response to the government End-to-End Rape Review, have revealed several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences (RAOSO).

16th December 2022

BBC/OU co-production: Faculty of Business and Law Showreel 2021/22

Over the past year, academics from the OU Business and Law Schools have acted as consultants to a range of fascinating shows, co-produced by The Open University and the BBC. Watch this short video which captures some of the collaborations between the BBC and FBL academics. 

14th December 2022
picture of Shaun Wallace and Devendra Kodwani

The Dark Destroyer’s a real knockout!

Nearly 300 keen OU students and alumni were recently chasing Dr Shaun Wallace, otherwise known as ‘The Dark Destroyer’ from ITV’s The Chase, for his knowledge and inspiration.

21st November 2022

Medusa reframed and portrayed as a victim of sexual violence rather than as a villain

Sophie Doherty lecturer in Law writes why TikTok users have embraced the story of Medusa. 

16th November 2022

Open to all ages: 19 and 89 year olds graduate from OU

With 70 years between them, Kathryn O'Donnell and David Cunningham collected their degrees as the youngest and oldest graduates at The Open University in Scotland’s recent ceremony.

3rd November 2022

PolicyWISE gains momentum

PolicyWISE will be the UK's first academic network to lead policy research and knowledge exchange across the four nations of the UK and Ireland which takes a deliberately comparative approach to public policy-making in post-devolution, post-Brexit UK. 

28th October 2022
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

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