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Research careers

The Open University's research careers mission is to provide excellent training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career so that they excel in their academic profession.

Our world-leading innovative research and development ranks in the top third of UK universities. It influences policy and practice from local to global levels. Our researchers conduct research which is often fed back into their teaching materials, strengthening the quality of both.

If you are interested in a research degree, please visit our dedicated pages on this.

Academics

OU academics benefit from a flexible academic life and prestigious accolades from external bodies.

Researchers and Research Fellows

OU researchers and fellows join our community because we have the technology and global influence to change people’s lives.

Visiting Academics

We welcome academic visitors who would like to collaborate with us on a variety of projects and research.

News & articles

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Improving the integration of care for transgender people

An OU-led research partnership has been awarded £723,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to research the integration of care for transgender people.

7th February 2019
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Upcoming Events

Feb 19

Aspects of Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

Mar 5

Menopause and the workplace

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 15:30 to 16:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

Mar 12

'Fairness in knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

May 21

Youth crime and justice: Does age matter?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

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