Articles from Open University

Female students 3 times more likely to pursue passion projects during university - Entrepreneurs Day

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 champions COP26 with ‘Green Zone’ event exploring culture, citizens and climate

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.  

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.

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