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12 July 2006

Diary

Postgraduate Advice Day - Friday 14 July

<i>The London Regional Centre

The Open University in London is staging a Postgraduate Advice Day on Friday 14 July at the Regional Office in Camden Town from 14.00 to 19.00. Students, staff and enquirers who are thinking about studying at higher degree level are invited to attend the event.

Course advisers and subject specialists from faculties will be available to answer any questions about studying with the University. Visitors can also look at a selection of postgraduate course materials held in the regional resource library.

Introductory talks on the Masters in Business Administration (16.00 and 18.00) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (15.00 and 17.00) will be held.

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11 July 2006

Media

The Money Programme

<i>10-year-old Jake with one of his napkins

Sarah Green, Oliver Bridge and Jake Lunn all run their own companies - selling furniture, shoes and personalised napkins, and all of them are making real money. Just one thing - Sarah is aged 20, Oliver is 17 and Jake is only 10. Money Programme reporter Max Flint investigates this growing breed of young entrepreneurs. With more and more youngsters now saying they'd like to be their own bosses, the government is spending £180 million to give all secondary school children training in enterprise and business. But can you actually teach anyone to start up a business? Are entrepreneurs born or bred?
The Money Programme: Teenage Tycoons, BBC TWO, Friday 14 July, 19:00

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03 July 2006

News

New features for Screensaver

The current screensaver software is used by over 32,000 staff, students and alumni of The Open University. It keeps its users up-to-date with the latest news from around the University, provides details of upcoming BBC and OU collaboration programmes, as well as notifying users of various services that are available to them.

Having received feedback from a good number of our users throughout 2005 it was felt that we could improve the service that we were offering through the screensaver. Using this feedback we have developed a range of new features which we think opens up a range of new avenues for the screensaver.

To find out more, or to download the new software, please visit the Screensaver website (link on right).

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03 July 2006

Diary

OU sponsors Dickens at Chichester Festival

The Open University will be sponsoring David Edgar's extraordinary two-part adaptation of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II, the centrepiece of Chichester Festival Theatre's summer season, running from now until 2 September.

This Royal Shakespeare Company groundbreaking production was a coup for British theatre in 1980 and now updated 25 years on, remains a unique theatrical treat. A standby rate of £5 a ticket is available for OU students, alumni and staff (limited to two tickets per booking), otherwise tickets £10 - £32 available from the Box office or online (see link on right).

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