Articles from Open University

A ‘top down’ culture of lifelong learning is key to success in the digital age

DIGITALLY- SAVVY BOARDS POWERING GROWTH Digital transformation needs to be led from the top, with senior leaders and C-suite professionals proactively developing the skills they need to lead in the digital age.

Forging new pathways – The Open University’s flexible route to develop future nurses

Five Step Guide to Establishing an #Apprenticeship Strategy Step 1 – Align apprenticeships with business strategy

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

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY’S CHILDREN’S RIGHTS REPORT SHAPES BOOKS BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK

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.

OPEN UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES EXTEND #FUNCTIONALSKILLS PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE SECTOR SPECIFIC VERSIONS OF COURSES

The partnership between The Open University (OU) and three FE colleges has been extended with the launch of sector specific English and maths functional skills.

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