Earlier this month, Matthew Kershaw (Academic Director) and Klaus Klabouch (Head of Department, Business & Management) attended the Open University Validation Services annual conference in Leeds, UK. This event brings together representatives of all the Open University’s accredited institutions around the world, including from Singapore, Kuwait, Bulgaria, and of course Germany. Following an opening address from Lord David Puttnam, Chancellor of the Open University and renowned filmmaker, there were presentations and workshops by leading British professors on: the internationalisation of higher education and the Bologna process, managing change in a higher education context, and achieving academic excellence. This was a valuable opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and developments with colleagues from a wide range of institutions, and to exchange examples of good practice in enhancing the student experience.
As the HIB is an Open University partner institution, HIB students are welcome to use OU Library and Support Services to support their studies and research (see the Research Portal in ecampus).