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Largest-ever UK report into online violence against women launched at Westminster event, urging for action

The full report of the largest-ever UK study into online violence against women and girls, designed and led by Professor Olga Jurasz at The Open University, has been launched and discussed at the Houses of Parliament.

2nd April 2024
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The Open University joins £4.8 million initiative to combat economic inactivity in Northern Ireland

Mark Durkin, Executive Dean for FBL talks about the EPIC Future NI research and policy action group aimed at addressing economic inactivity in Northern Ireland.

11th March 2024

Brand new OU/BBC series takes an unflinching look at the UK’s public services

A new three-part series co-produced by The Open University and BBC will follow writer and rapper Darren McGarvey as he takes an unflinching look at the UK’s public services.

28th February 2024

The Open University awarded £7.7m to protect women and girls online

Researchers at The Open University have been awarded £7,730,000 from Research England to create a new centre for protecting women against violence online.

16th January 2024

Invaluable new resource aims to unlock the mysteries of delegated legislation

Professor Stephanie Pywell, Professor of Law and Social Justice at The Open University, and Dr Tom West on behalf of the Hansard Society have joined forces to create an invaluable resource aimed at explaining one of the most significant, yet often overlooked, forms of legislation in the United Kingdom.

5th December 2023

Celebrating twenty-five years of the OU Law School

As The Open University Law School celebrates 25 years of teaching law, we look back at some of our highlights.  

15th November 2023

OU Students could win £1000 from Santander Universities during cost-of-living crisis

Thanks to Santander Universities, this year 10 lucky students will get the chance to win £1000 cash in a free draw.

30th October 2023

OU Virtual Internship Project wins Student Engagement Award

The Open University’s ‘Virtual Internships for Underrepresented Students – exploring opportunities for student co-creation and partnership’ project has won the sparqs (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland) Student Engagement Award in the ‘Diverse Voices’ category.

16th October 2023

Five star review: first ever Uber-funded graduates celebrate Open University degrees

Eleven students across the UK have become the first to receive Open University (OU) degrees fully-funded by Uber, with the first graduation ceremony taking place in London on Friday 22 September.

3rd October 2023
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OU research reveals shocking level of online violence experienced by women and girls across the UK

Professor of Law at The Open University Law School, Olga Jurasz, has led the UK’s largest ever study into societal attitudes and experiences of online violence against women and girls (OVAWG) across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the first report of its kind which surveyed 7,500 adults over the age of 16 in February 2023, via YouGov, providing an insight into the societal attitudes of both men and women, and the lived experiences of women and girls across the four nations.

7th September 2023

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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

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This book is a celebration of 50 Years of The Open University written by members of the Law School.

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