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A new approach to developing police professionals

Working in partnership with The Open University (the OU), North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is building a modern, skilled and diverse workforce.

23rd June 2023
Scotland Business Barometer report roundtable event

How employers have fed into the Business Barometer 2023

The UK skills gap is one of the most important challenges faced by UK employers. Over the past year, The Open University (OU) has held a series of roundtables around the UK, discussing the findings of the 2022 Business Barometer report within the context of local skills and local business challenges and opportunities.

22nd June 2023
Erin Smith, Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprentice, Pembrokeshire County Council

Finding hidden talent through inclusive and flexible learning

There are a lot of things that Erin Smith enjoys about her Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. Firstly, there’s the opportunity to learn new skills.

22nd May 2023

Finding hidden talent through inclusive and flexible learning

There are a lot of things that Erin Smith enjoys about her Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. Firstly, there’s the opportunity to learn new skills. “I really like IT but have been self-taught up until this point. Doing this apprenticeship, I’ve learnt a lot about topics such as the basics of network infrastructure, some coding, about project management and IT projects – really useful new knowledge.”

22nd May 2023
News article: how International Relations develops talent for government and business

Skills for changing the world – how International Relations develops talent for government and business

Dr Edward Wastnidge, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University (OU) explains how success in global roles requires a wide range of high-level skills.

17th May 2023
Employer webinar: Unleashing L&D’s remarkable capacity to boost wellbeing

Employer webinar: Unleashing L&D’s remarkable capacity to boost wellbeing

Learning improves employee wellbeing. Whether it’s targeted at wellbeing programmes, long-term skills training such as degrees and apprenticeships, or chunks of bite-sized training such as microcredentials, they all boost employees’ mental health, leading to positive outcomes for employees and employers.

16th May 2023
Wales roundtable discussion

Welsh businesses share challenges at Cardiff roundtable

Welsh employers are currently facing a significant challenge when it comes to recruiting skilled workers. 

12th May 2023
My Knowledge Map news article

The Open University launches MyKnowledgeMap’s ePortfolio

MyKnowledgeMap is proud to provide its ePortfolio solution to The Open University (OU); the UK’s largest university. To support its students, the OU sought a digital solution that would provide all students studying for an apprenticeship or nursing qualification with an ePortfolio, allowing learners to collect and store evidence of their learning.

28th April 2023
Northern Ireland roundtable discussion

Industry leaders highlight collaboration and bite-sized learning as key to addressing the skills gap

The Open University and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce hosted a business roundtable on March 28, 2023, to discuss the skills gap in Northern Ireland. 

26th April 2023
PainPad device

Improving the accuracy of pain data to help patients on their road to recovery through the PainPad

The traditional method of tracking patient pain through a written diary entry has proved to be inaccurate, so Professor Blaine Price and Dr Daniel Gooch have created a new efficient way for patients to conduct more frequent and accurate pain readings through a device known as the PainPad.

25th April 2023

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