Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. This week we are winding down for the Christmas season but there are still three pieces that you may find of interest. Library Search and a new partnership are on the agenda this week. Remember, if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.

For Information: Please be aware that OU Library Search will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 24th December 4.00pm to 25th December 4pm.

Will you be trying to access library search on these days?


The Open University is delighted to have formed a partnership with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional association for human resources and people development. For more than forty years, we’ve pioneered distance learning, and adapted learning and development solutions to meet organisational needs. Given this experience, the CIPD partnership is a fitting one. We share CIPD’s outlook of working with organisations to succeed.

The CIPD partnership reflects our commitment to…..


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