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Top tips for your equity journey

At the Elevate Equity event in Milton Keynes, three expert panels discussed how equity can play a crucial part in opening up opportunity for all in the workplace.

18th August 2023
Employer webinar: How skills can unlock an inclusive digital future

Why your business should embrace accessibility and digital inclusion

Some organisations still think of accessibility and digital inclusion as niceties, add-ons to its core business operations. But accessibility and digital inclusion are intrinsic to organisational success.

8th August 2023
Elevate Equity conference panel

Watch Elevate Equity on demand

Our Elevate Equity event brought together a number of leading experts in diversity and inclusion to The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes. In front of a live and virtual hybrid audience, three panels talked about the role of equity in the workplace.

4th August 2023
Business Barometer 2023 report

New report: The Business Barometer 2023

According to this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University (OU) and the British Chambers of Commerce, 73% of UK organisations are currently experiencing skills shortages, which remains one of the major challenges facing employers.

29th June 2023

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

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