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October 07, 2015 12:23 AM ET

Company Overview of Open University (UK)

Company Overview

Open University (UK) is an educational institution.

Walton Hall

Milton Keynes,  MK7 6AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1981


44 1908 274066

Key Executives for Open University (UK)

Director of Nursing
Professor of Social Work
Marketing Director
Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Open University (UK) Key Developments

The Open University Announces Plans to Close its Leeds Centre

THE OPEN University has announced plans to close its Leeds centre with a trade union claiming that up to 49 jobs and student services could be at risk. Leeds is one of seven regional centres affected by the plans announced on September 15, 2015. The University and College Union announced that almost 500 jobs could be at risk nationally. However the Open University (OU) announced that it did not expect the proposed change to result in any compulsory redundancies. The OU is proposing a new structure which would see regional offices in Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Gateshead, London and Oxford close.

The Open University Announces Executive Changes

The Open University (OU) has appointed Peter Horrocks, Director of the BBC's World Service, as its new Vice-Chancellor. Peter Horrocks has been responsible for leading the BBC's international news services across radio, television and online after a career with the corporation spanning more than three decades. He replaces Martin Bean, who announced in July he would be returning to his native Australia for a role with RMIT University. Mr. Horrocks will take up his new position on 5 May 2015. In the interim, Professor Tim Blackman, currently Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Scholarship and Quality, will assume the role of Acting Vice-Chancellor following Martin Bean's departure later December 2014.

The Open University Announces Executive Changes

The Open University has appointed Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho as its new Chancellor, succeeding Lord Puttnam who is stepping down after more than seven years in the role. Last year she joined the House of Lords and recently led a debate on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web.

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