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Mind the ‘Specialist Skills’ Gap - Business Barometer

The @OpenUniversity’s Business Barometer report reveals a lack of entry level and specialist talent   The Open University and the Institute of Directors’ report finds that 62 per cent of organisation leaders are struggling with recruitment  More than two fifths (41 per cent) of organisations struggle when recruiting for non-senior roles  However, 56 per cent of employers believe that apprenticeships and work-based learning are critical to their long-term success, an 8 per cent increase from last year  According to The Open University’s annual business report published in partnership with the Institute of Directors, UK employers are facing a skills shortage when it comes to hiring specialist, entry level talent.   

New first-of-its-kind anti racism course designed to drive cultural change

SANTANDER UNIVERSITIES PARTNERS WITH THE OPEN UNIVERSITY AND FUTURELEARN TO LAUNCH UNION BLACK: BRITAIN’S BLACK CULTURES AND STEPS TO ANTI RACISM Santander, through Santander Universities UK, and The Open University today announce the launch of Union Black: Britain’s Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-Racism, a free online education programme for all university communities across the UK, designed to drive cultural change across the higher education sector.

The OU gets shortlisted for two awards in the “Oscars” of higher education

The Open University (@OpenUniversity) has been shortlisted for two prestigious accolades in what is regarded as the “Oscars” of higher education - the Times Higher Education Awards (THE Awards) 2021.

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. 

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