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Geronimo is an eight year-old alpaca who has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis

Geronimo the alpaca – the case for animals having the same legal rights as people

The fate of Geronimo the alpaca was seemingly sealed in the UK’s high court recently when the appeal against an order to slaughter him was rejected.

18th August 2021

Business School’s triple accreditation status confirmed for another three years

The Open University Business School has retained its coveted ‘triple crown’ status until 2024 following an unprecedented period of activity and a bumper year of virtual reaccreditation visits.

13th August 2021

Innovation adopted during COVID-19 is now “business as usual” according to OU research

The Leading school learning through COVID-19 and beyond project, led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter, together with Dr Katharine Jewitt and University of Reading colleague Professor Alan Floyd, are investigating online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

10th August 2021
Photo of  Elizabeth Hill

OU Law student secures top prize on journey to becoming barrister

After suffering a personal trauma, Open University (OU) Law student Elizabeth Hill found solace in her studies and the inspiration for a new career. At 23, she’s now on a journey to becoming a barrister and is driven to pursue a career at the Bar so she can advocate for others.

5th August 2021
Clara Collins

I’ve turned my life around – now I’m helping others

Clara, an MTV Generation Change ‘One to Watch’, is due to complete her OU Law degree in 2022 and already has her sights set on a career of supporting others.

15th July 2021
Charlotte Eker

OU toasts its new mooting champions

Two Law School students, Charlotte Eker and Thomas Morris, claimed victory for The Open University in a hotly-contested national mooting competition final. 

9th July 2021
Hakeem Yusuf

Hakeem joins UN’s expert meeting on transitional justice

Professor Hakeem Yusuf, who became Head of the Law School in April, wasted little time in showing his credentials.

9th July 2021
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Per Diem

You may not have heard of Diem yet, but you soon will, and will recognise the name of the man behind it: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.

28th June 2021
Wedding rings

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms, experts say

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows.

16th June 2021
OpenMINDS Open Justice

Open Justice Centre Co-Directors shared Open Justice Centre successes at OpenMINDS Live alumni event

Francine Ryan and Hugh McFaul, Co-Directors of the Open Justice Centre, shared the impressive work of the Open Justice Centre with alumni at an OpenMINDS Live event on Wednesday 26 May.

15th June 2021

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