The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 200,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas.
The OU regularly supports over 2,400 organisations, including KMPG, Hay Group and the NHS, delivering flexible learning solutions at scale to address skills shortages and develop high performing workforces. Four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.
Women go-getters: Female students are three times more likely to pursue passion projects and side hustles at university than male students (@OpenUniversity)
The Open University survey reveals young students are inspired to pursue a side hustle or career that is inspired by the interests they love while undertaking a degree. Whether it’s money on their mind, a need-to-work and study ethic, or the desire to get ahead fast - the results highlight a goal-driven generation who want flexibility to juggle their student lives with their career ambitions.
The Open University (@OpenUniversity) is hosting a unique event at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (#COP26) as one of several initiatives to mark its commitment to responding to the climate crisis.
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.
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.