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Phoebe from RDT

"There weren’t many women in the industry – I wanted to make a change"

After leaving school, Phoebe Chapman, 21, chose to fast-track her IT career by starting a digital apprenticeship with The Open University (OU) while working at technology company RDT.

31st January 2023
The panel having discussion on the importance of Digital Inclusion in the workforce.

Employer webinar: How skills can unlock an inclusive digital future

The Open University (OU) gathered together some of the UK’s leading voices in digital inclusion to discuss how organisations can equip themselves with the skills and mindset needed to succeed.

15th January 2023
The Milton Keynes Roundtable event

Local business leaders discuss key skills challenges

As part of its ongoing partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, The Open University (OU) recently held a roundtable with a variety of organisations from Milton Keynes. Employers, large and small, business people and representatives from local educational institutions came together to discuss the findings of the OU’s latest and sixth Business Barometer report

19th December 2022
Group shot: Registered Apprentice Nurses with Donna Parkinson, Head of Learning, Education and Development, Juliet Pearce, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs, Darren Cattel, CEO Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

First cohorts of registered nursing professionals complete their Open University Nurse training

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW NHS Trust) is proud to celebrate its first cohort of Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices who completed their nursing qualifications, in partnership with The Open University (OU).

12th December 2022
Skills policy briefing session 'Opening Opportunities - discussing the direction of skills in Northern Ireland' hosted in partnership by The Open University and The IoD. Pictured L-R is Jackie Henry, Deloitte; Dr. Lynsey Quinn, The Open University; Kirsty McManus, IoDNI; Mary Meehan, Manufacturing NI and Maire-Therese McGivern, NED.

Industry leaders gather for skills discussion

IoDNI and Open University partner to discuss the direction of skills in Northern Ireland. 

Kirsty McManus, National Director at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoDNI) has called for greater collaboration between further and higher education institutions and the business community here in order to achieve the region’s economic goals.

6th December 2022
Enabling Social Mobility webinar

Enabling social mobility in apprenticeships

Learning and development is key to improving social mobility in the workplace. That’s why The Open University (OU) partnered up with TrainingZone earlier this year to produce the whitepaper L&D’s role in enabling social mobility.

29th November 2022
Photo of Chris Hogan at the CIPD ACE event

Solving the digital skills puzzle

‘Solving the digital skills puzzle’ was the title of a talk given by Chris Hogan, Director of Employer Propositions at the Open University (OU), at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) recent annual conference exhibition.

21st November 2022

How The Open University is transforming nursing education with introduction of Enquiry-based learning

The Open University (OU) is releasing a new report in partnership with National Health Executive into the use of Enquiry-based learning (EBL) within nurse education. The innovative teaching style closes the theory-practice gap, especially crucial within the nursing profession. 

14th November 2022

Why earning and learning works for businesses – introducing The 5% Club

The Open University works with more than 2,800 organisations to provide earn and learn opportunities. As a sign of the learning and development it provides its own staff, the OU is a member of The 5% Club, a charity which promotes inspire positive action for increased and accessible workplace learning.

19th October 2022

Developing the Learning Disability learning pathway

There is an acute shortage of learning disability nurses in England. Traditionally a small field of nursing, demand has been increasing in recent years. “The learning disability nursing workforce is growing,” says Erica Goddard, Staff Tutor, Nursing at The Open University (OU).

12th October 2022

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