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OpenLearn launches Open Sanctuary Hub, a collection of free resources to support refugees

The OpenLearn Open Sanctuary Hub is a collection of existing and new free resources - articles, videos, audio, and courses – that directly support refugees, people in the asylum system and the wider community.

9th May 2023

Open Justice Centre off to Parliament for prestigious awards

The Law School’s ‘Open Justice Criminal Justice Clinic’ has been shortlisted in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2023 for ‘Best new pro bono activity’.

21st April 2023
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Talented alumni receive Gray’s Inn pupillage scholarships

Law School alumni Harrie Austin-Jones and Liam Chin are celebrating receiving scholarships from Gray’s Inn (one of the four Inns of Court in London) designed to support its members during their pupillage.

13th March 2023

New OU/BBC co-production showcases some of Scotland’s most remarkable women

A new three-part series ‘The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland’ will tell the story of women who had a role in shaping Scotland over the last 50 years. The series is supported by the Faculty of Business and Law with relevance to a number of qualifications and modules.

21st February 2023

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
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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

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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