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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

The Open University’s National Student Survey scores – 2023

The results of the National Student Survey 2023, commissioned by the Office for Students have been published, with The Open University receiving scores higher than the sector average for academic support, teaching, organisation and management, assessment and feedback, learning resources, and learning opportunities.

16th August 2023

Attorney General champions government legal career at Open University

Attorney General, Victoria Prentis KC MP, visited The Open University campus in Milton Keynes on Thursday July 13 as part of the 25 years of teaching Law at the OU celebrations.

21st July 2023

The Open University celebrates 50th anniversary of its first graduation ceremony

The Open University is celebrating the anniversary of its first graduation ceremony which took place on 23 June, 50 years ago.

23rd June 2023
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Reflections from 'Conviction or Acquittal: You Decide' event

Second part blog news piece about the 'Conviction or Acquital: You Decide' event, reflections from the academics.

23rd June 2023
image of a jury in a courtroom setting

'Conviction or Acquittal: You Decide' upcoming event

On the Saturday 27 May 2023, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, Glasgow based Aye Write book festival will be hosting an interactive mock courtroom experience, where its audience will play the role of jurors for the day. The audience will get to experience a trial and deliberate in a small jury to reach a verdict. In addition to this, audience members will be able to ask questions to, and hear a live discussion from, a panel of experts.

19th May 2023

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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

Law in Motion book cover

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

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