Articles from Open University

OU law students collaborate with prison learners to host radio show tackling legal issues

Open University law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering project by the University’s Open Justice Centre.

£3 billion of apprenticeship funding remains unspent

New analysis from The Open University (6 Feb) suggests that UK businesses could be at risk of losing £3 billion in funding that could be used to increase skills and boost productivity.

In its 50th year @OpenUniversity launches first paid postgrad course on FutureLearn

Open University pilots first paid course on FutureLearn in its 50th anniversary year

New study shows financial benefit of part time degrees

PART-TIME STUDY PAYS DIVIDENDS FOR STUDENTS AND FOR TAXPAYERS – NEW RESEARCH.

Making the Apprenticeship Levy work for employers

We’re one year on from the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and we have a lot to reflect on: more than £1.39 billion has been paid in by large employers over the last year, according to our recent Freedom of Information request. But disappointingly, only 8% of this vast sum has been withdrawn to fund apprenticeship training.