Articles from Open University

Using apprenticeships to empower the UK’s older workers

The average duration of the working life is getting longer, making the traditional model of linear career progression increasingly rare, often being replaced by the portfolio career.1 This creates a number of challenges to traditional employer expectations, and the structure of our education system.

Degree Apprenticeships and the new pathway into Higher Education

Recent changes to the apprenticeship landscape offer some fresh and exciting alternatives to traditional education pathways. Now, there is another opportunity to progress through further education into higher education, with the development of a new form of higher apprenticeship, the degree apprenticeship.

Course Management Systems "Moodle" Up to 56% of Colleges - Open University Adopt Syste

The growth in the use of technology and online media within education in Britain appears to herald a future of continuing growth for the course management systems on offer, according to a report recently compiled by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded OSS Watch service.

The Open University’s Open Justice Prison Partnership shortlisted for LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Award

The Open University’s Open Justice Prison Partnership, run in conjunction with the St Giles Trust, has been shortlisted for the Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership Award at the annual LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards.

Books by Amnesty International UK (AIUK) to educate and empower children and young people shaped by children's rights report


Putting adult education foremost on the agenda

OU backs CBI report on need to kickstart lifelong learning

Uber now offers drivers higher education courses with Open University

Uber has partnered with the Open University to offer drivers higher education courses. Drivers will be able to access over 900 different Open University courses, ranging from business management to astrophysics, law and education studies. 

Disabled #apprentices left behind as businesses struggle to recruit and support

The Open University's new report,  'Access to Apprenticeships' released today (26 Sept), has found that, while two thirds of employers consider hiring candidates with disabilities for entry-level roles is an important priority for them, many feel 'unequipped' to do so - with financial barriers and lack of training meaning they aren't able to offer the correct provisions for disabled workers.

Gordon Brown receives honorary doctorate from the Open University

Former Prime Minister, Dr Gordon Brown, has been recognised for his services to global education by The Open University (OU) at a ceremony in London. He was presented with his honorary doctorate by OU’s Chancellor Baroness Lane-Fox.

The UK skills shortage is costing organisations £6.3 billion

The majority of organisations in the UK (91%) struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months, according to a new report commissioned by The Open University.


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