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Making 2018 the 'Year of Mygration'

18 January 2018

Migrants and migration matter to The Open University and to all of us.

2018 is The Open University's Year of Mygration. The Open University is ‘open to people, places, methods and ideas’ so has always welcomed migrants as students and staff, and has encouraged pioneering methods of learning, teaching, research and engagement around the themes of migration, refugees, mobility and belonging.

Our Vice-Chancellor convened a gathering on these themes in 2017 and welcomed the idea of a sustained focus on migration during 2018. Our Year of ‘Mygration’ emphasises that we are all affected by migration, whether or not we ourselves or immediate families are migrants. The issues of migration are vital to understanding not just current UK politics but also the world’s economies and communities.

Every day we share a reflection on the broad theme of migration which showcases the work of our academics and partners. January 2018 begins with a series of reflections on being ‘Open to People’. From short blogs, podcasts and archive clips, to tweets and links to our OpenLearn content, we'll be sharing everything migration through our website and social media accounts. Follow @OUCitizenGovern and @IntDev_OU on Twitter for more.

You can also find all content shared by the campaign on The Open University's research website.

The Year of Mygration is a collaboration between the Citizenship & Governance and the International Development & Inclusive Innovation Strategic Research Areas of the OU.

Photo by Mario Purisic on Unsplash

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