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  • OU research to collaborate with India on empowering methodologies

    12 July 2018

    OU researchers have received a grant to define and develop the concept of ‘empowering methodologies’ in the postcolonial, globalised context of India.

    Emma Bell, Professor of Organisation Studies in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, has secured funding from the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) for the £50,000 Developing Empowering Methodologies in Business and Management Research project.

  • Refugee Week event hears of trauma caused by detention

    4 July 2018

    A public discussion held in Milton Keynes to mark Refugee Week heard a powerful testimony of the trauma wreaked by the immigration detention system.

    A former detainee called Jury described how being twice confined in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre has left her with post-traumatic stress disorder, for which she is now receiving counselling.

    On one occasion she was detained without prior warning, and without any of her possessions. 

  • Refugee Crisis: New book shows solidarity and hope on Lesvos

    3 July 2018

    A new book has launched showing an intimate portrayal of everyday life in a refugee camp on the island of Lesvos. But the camp that has offered support and hope to so many is under serious threat of closure...

  • OU hosts origami installation for Refugee Week

    2 July 2018

    Beautiful, fragile forms locked in cages – rarely does an art installation come so laden with symbolism as that held at The Open University’s Milton Keynes campus to mark Refugee Week.

    The artworks on display – colourful, intricate objects, many recalling birds and animals – were laboriously crafted out of tiny pieces of paper by women migrants and asylum seekers detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire.

  • New OU-led book compares primary education across the world

    30 June 2018

    A unique comparative education textbook that focuses on primary education has been edited by two Open University education researchers.

  • Using research to inform and shape financial inclusion

    5 June 2018

    A recent masterclass organised by The Open University saw Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) and PhD students come together with experts in finance, to discuss the reality, challenges and changes needed to enable financial inclusion worldwide.

  • Join us for Refugee Week in June

    31 May 2018

    The Open University is marking international Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June) with a range of free events in Milton Keynes and London. The events include an art exhibition, talks and a film showing focused on the real experiences of people who have been forced to leave their country to find safety.

    Refugee Week takes place every year across the world. In the UK, the week sees a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. 

  • Free new course: Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

    30 May 2018

    A free online course has launched to support the transformation of education in Africa. Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa is for anyone who works with, or trains, teachers in Africa and is available to study free and online through Futurelearn.

  • New event at Tate Exchange explores issues facing migrants

    21 May 2018

    Who Are We? is a free event taking place 22-27 May at Tate Exchange, exploring the issues facing migrants and refugees in the UK. Organised by The Open University and Counterpoint Arts.

  • OU personal finance expert signs new open banking Consumer Manifesto

    3 May 2018

    A new Consumer Manifesto has been launched for open banking, making clear to policymakers and product providers the standards and priorities that are needed to make open banking work for consumers.

    The Manifesto has been signed by 18 of the UK’s leading consumer and policy experts, including The Open University’s Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance.

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