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OU launches package of free FCDO approved safeguarding leadership courses

The Open University (@OpenUniversity) has launched the first module in a package of free Safeguarding Leadership Training courses, aimed at those working in the international development sector. (@FutureLearn)

OU and BFI announce new partnership with programme of short film courses

The British Film Institute (BFI) @BFI and The Open University (OU) @OpenUniversity are delighted to announce a new partnership, with the first offering being three stand-alone short courses aimed at those with a keen interest in film and the media: Reading the screen: an introduction to the art of film and Media, Politics and Society launch in October this year, while A Story of Documentary Film, runs in May 2022. These courses will be hosted on the Open University’s bespoke online learning platform and involve six weeks of study. All three courses have been produced collaboratively between the OU and the BFI. 

56% of school leavers admit to turning a hobby into a side hustle, finds survey from The Open University

 ‘Generation Hustle’: The Open University (@OpenUniversity) discovers a new wave of Passion-prenuers Whilst many say young people have been hugely affected by the pandemic, new polling reveals a new wave of optimism when it comes to the study and the career choices of today’s school leavers.

Finding the Future: What will be the top 10 most in-demand jobs over the next five years?

The @OpenUniversity’s future trends predictor reveals list of most in-demand jobs anticipated for major growth over next five years  The Open University releases top 10 ‘hottest jobs’ list compiled through social media listening, which involved scanning 50,000 online mentions across social media platforms including linkedin, tiktok, twitter, facebook and instagram, analysing conversations between industry influencers and experts.  

77% of SME leaders do not have the skills required to successfully implement new technology into their businesses

Skills for success: Supporting business leaders with digital adoption  The embrace of technology by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK has rapidly accelerated since the Covid-19 pandemic first began – accelerating innovation in the process.

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