Online induction for students recruited in another successful call

Nine new PhD students started in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) on Monday 1 February 2021. This is the second group of students to have received their induction online and started their studies remotely while the Milton Keynes campus remains closed due to Covid-19. Current PhD student Olga Solovyeva captured efforts to welcomeContinue reading “Online induction for students recruited in another successful call”

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Dave’s viva success is now a Shaw thing

Congratulations to Dave Shaw who passed his PhD viva on 9 December 2020 with his thesis, ‘How can the creation and maintenance of partnerships contribute to national social marketing campaigns in England?’ Supervised by Dr Fiona Harris and Dr Haider Ali, the external examiner was Dr Christine Domegan (JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics,Continue reading “Dave’s viva success is now a Shaw thing”

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One of our own completes his PhD

Congratulations to Julian Sidoli who passed his PhD viva on 19 January 2021 with his thesis, ‘Disputing in the Urban Environment’. Supervised by Prof Simon Lee and Prof Paul Catley, the exam panel was chaired by Dr Andrew Gilbert, the external examiners were Prof Bryan Clark (Newcastle Law School) and Dr Paul Chynoweth (University ofContinue reading “One of our own completes his PhD”

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Viva success for Michela

Congratulations to Michela Pagani who passed her PhD viva on 6 November 2020 with her thesis, ‘City Leaders, Relationships and Urban Resilience. A Mixed Methods exploratory study of the City Leadership Network of Padua (Italy) and Peterborough (UK)’. The panel was chaired by Dr Owain Smolovic Jones, the external examiner was Prof Richard Bolden (University of theContinue reading “Viva success for Michela”

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Well done to two aspiring academics – Nicola and Marco

Congratulations to Nicola Croxton who passed her PhD viva on 13 October with her thesis, ‘The internationalisation of corporate social responsibility: Nonmarket strategy in a global context’. Her supervisors are Prof Liz Daniel, Prof Dev Kodwani and former OU academics Prof Thomas Lawton and Dr Raquel Garcia-Garcia. The chair was Prof Jean Hartley, the external examiner wasContinue reading “Well done to two aspiring academics – Nicola and Marco”

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A perfect 10 join our two schools

Ten new PhD students started their studies in FBL on 1 October 2020 with their induction to The Open University Graduate School and the Faculty delivered online. Seven of these new students joined the Business School: George Briley – ‘Community and Urban Resistance Leadership’. Supervisors are Dr Jamie Woodcock and Dr Owain Smolovic Jones. This projectContinue reading “A perfect 10 join our two schools”

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COVID-19 & the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, West Africa

This blog was written by Adedamola Gbolahan, PhD Student in the OU Law School. Adedamola is a trained Nigerian lawyer with experience in international law, corporate law and law of taxation. She holds an LLB degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, a BL from the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar as a barrister and solicitor of theContinue reading “COVID-19 & the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, West Africa”

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Alex shares top prize in #VIRTUALSLSA2020 Poster Exhibition

Alexandra Murray was a joint winner in the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Virtual Poster Competition. The judges could not separate two exceptional posters – Alex’s ‘What Does Disability Look Like? Personal Independence Payments, Invisible Disability and Performing Disabled Identities’, and the experience of Ugandan child soldiers by Jassi Sandhar from the University of Bristol. They eachContinue reading “Alex shares top prize in #VIRTUALSLSA2020 Poster Exhibition”

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Lindsay joins the magnificent seven research award winners

Lindsay Wilson-Jones has won a research award from the Association of Open University Graduates (AOUG). The AOUG Vice-Chancellor Brenda Gourley Award for Business Studies is named in honour of the OU’s Vice-Chancellor from 2002-09 who was previously in charge at one of South Africa’s largest universities, the University of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). The Association’s own charity,Continue reading “Lindsay joins the magnificent seven research award winners”

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