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Talk: How skills enable a successful ESG strategy

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy was a key focus at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) recent Annual Conference and Exhibition. Phil Kenmore, Director - Corporate Development and Partnerships at the OU, spoke at the event with a particular focus on the skills challenges posed by ESG.

27th November 2023

The Open University welcomes six Entrepreneurs in Residence to help aspiring business owners

The Open University (OU) is thrilled to announce the addition of six dynamic Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) who will be working with the university to help aspiring business owners.

20th November 2023

New report: Educate, Measure, Speak up: How businesses can get ahead with ESG

Less than a tenth (8%) of businesses have a fully realised environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, despite nearly four in five organisations accepting that ESG factors impact their brand or reputation - a new report by The Open University has found. Published today, it explores business leaders’ attitudes and knowledge of ESG and barriers to adopting a strategy, such as existing skills gaps within their organisations.  

25th October 2023
uber eats bag

Uber Eats: Driving loyalty in a competitive market

In partnership with The Open University, Uber Eats recently launched a ‘learn while you earn’ programme for couriers. Under the programme, eligible couriers are invited to access a range of OU courses and microcredentials, free of charge, boosting their skills and professional development opportunities.

13th October 2023

Uber Eats: Driving loyalty in a competitive market

In partnership with The Open University, Uber Eats recently launched a ‘learn while you earn’ programme for couriers. Under the programme, eligible couriers are invited to access a range of OU courses and microcredentials, free of charge, boosting their skills and professional development opportunities.

11th October 2023

Uber: Flexible earning meets flexible learning

Four years ago, Uber was looking for a way to expand its driver support. Uber approached The Open University (OU) to talk about creating a higher education offering as part of its loyalty programme that would give eligible drivers the opportunity to access fully funded education, either for themselves or a close family member.

11th October 2023
Uber gradution

Five star review: first ever Uber-funded graduates celebrate Open University degrees

The first ever students to complete Open University (OU) degrees fully-funded by Uber are set to graduate – with the first ceremony taking place in London today.

22nd September 2023

The Open University renews contract with North Yorkshire Police

The Open University (OU) Department for Policing has agreed a new contract with North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to continue delivering a suite of blended learning qualifications that equip officers with the skills required to meet the demands of twenty-first century policing.

8th September 2023
Glastonbury Town Centre

The Open University partners with Glastonbury Town Deal to offer free skills and training

The Open University (OU) has partnered with Glastonbury town to offer a wide range of free skills and training.

6th September 2023
Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

New report: Trends in Learning 2023

The Open University (OU) has been producing its annual Trends in Learning reports for over a decade, exploring innovations in workplace learning and what they mean for the business community. 

25th August 2023

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