Articles from Open University

Widening access to higher education and part-time learning go hand-in-hand


Half (54%) of business-decision makers at levy-paying organisations say they are already making use of the apprenticeship levy, but there’s still a long way to go to make sure all organisations in England are using the funding effectively, according to new research from The Open University.


The skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing, according to research from The Open University.

Apprentices require organisational support to succeed

Many apprentices aren’t receiving the organisational support they need to succeed, according to a new study from The Open University.

UK misses out on £45bn GDP due to youth unemployment record

Figures highlight importance of employability focused training, says The Open University

The Open University and Save the Children announce new partnership to raise standards of education

As part of the UK trade delegation to India, The Open University UK and Save the Children, the leading child rights organisation in India,have announced a new partnership to deliver the TESS-India (Teacher Education Through School-Based Support) project from November 2016.  Since 2012, the project has been funded by DFID (Department for International Education).  The new partnership with Save the Children will now enable the project to transition to an independent and sustainable model, building on the success to date.

Degree apprenticeships are the solution to deliver work-ready skills for businesses, says Open University

Degree apprenticeships will meet the high-level skills shortages which now concern 69 per cent of employers.

A Behind The Scenes Look At The Open University

If you watched primetime television over the last few months, you have probably seen those advertisements about that university where you can study from home while working at the same time. Yes, the Open University (OU) has made its mark on the UK with its campaign about how great studying at the OU is.


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