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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
New report: L&D’s role in employee wellbeing

New report: L&D’s role in employee wellbeing

Recent years have been challenging for employees. From the uncertainty of Covid-19, to the current economic pressures, every organisation has had to support their workforce through difficult times.

11th April 2023
Bill Awan's graduation

Realising an ambition – Bill’s story

Bill Awan has always had a keen interest in and aptitude for computers, stretching back to childhood. However, despite pursuing several IT-related qualifications since leaving school at 16, a degree-level qualification has always eluded him.

3rd April 2023
Scotland roundtable discussion

Scottish employers share skills challenges

“Keeping talent local: How Scottish employers can retain and invest in their communities” was the focus of a recent roundtable event hosted by The Open University (OU) in partnership with the Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce.

16th March 2023
Michelle Smyth, Head of Government & External Affairs, The Open University

West and North Yorkshire business leaders share workforce challenges

The Open University and the West and North and Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a roundtable in which local business and educational leaders discussed a variety of challenges that are facing organisations in 2023.

28th February 2023
The Digital Inclusion Highlights paper front cover

New report: Ten tips to start your digital inclusion journey

This new report from The Open University (OU) brings together takeaways from the recent employer webinar: How skills can unlock an inclusive digital future.

16th February 2023
Isle of Wight NHS Nursing Associates

"It was my route into nursing – no boat required"

Kerry Black, 30, is one of the first Nursing Associates to qualify through a partnership with The Open University (OU) and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust

31st January 2023

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