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OU research informs new report on Culture in an Age of Uncertainty

A new report into the benefits of international cultural engagement published this month (22 November) draws on rigorous, independent research conducted by the OU, led by Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology, and The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

22nd November 2018
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Day 246, Year of #Mygration: What happens when ‘East meets West’?

Laura Tan, an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the OU, explores what benefits and barriers may exist when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage (mixed, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian) study online with a Western university

13th December 2018
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Day 245, Year of #Mygration: Africa’s Migration - Trends, Drivers and Policy Implications

‘Migration from Africa commonly evokes the image of a continent fleeing its own home’. Today, Peace John from the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), explores Africa’s migration issues & a recent African Policy Circle conference

12th December 2018
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Day 244, Year of #Mygration: Global Compact for Migration

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo discusses the Intergovernmental conference on the UN's Global Compact for Migration (developed with input from OU academics) taking place in Morocco & yesterday's signing of the agreement on managing migration in the world

11th December 2018
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Day 243, Year of #Mygration: International Human Rights Day 2018

On International Human Rights Day, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow in the OU's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership invites followers of the Year of Mygration portal to join in marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10th December 2018
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Day 242, Year of #Mygration: Diaspora Relocation Back to Nigeria

Thinking of relocating to Nigeria? Yomi Oloko is a journalist, trainer & development practitioner who has supported several OU academics to conduct research in Nigeria. Today, he talks about his experiences of relocating to Abuja & helping other diaspora do the same

7th December 2018
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Day 241, Year of #Mygration: When Britain wanted migrants

As we near the end of the year, we asked OU staff who themselves are migrants, to share their experiences. Today, we hear from Dr Joseph Hanlon, a journalist and development researcher, born in the United States. He moved to the UK in 1971

6th December 2018
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Day 240, Year of #Mygration: Theresa and me

As Theresa May makes waves well beyond Parliament this week, Patrick Page, a Senior Caseworker at Duncan Lewis, tells us how a dream about the PM stirred understanding for her position & how empathetic thoughts are needed to combat the hostile environment

5th December 2018
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Day 239, Year of #Mygration: Refugees' experiences of grieving

Today's post reflects on grieving in refugee communities and shares information on a forthcoming seminar that will focus on this subject. Can you imagine what it feels like not knowing what happened to your family members for weeks, months or indeed years?

4th December 2018
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Day 238, Year of #Mygration: How does migration make the places we live?

In today’s blog post Jacqui Broadhead, a Senior Researcher in the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford, discusses her learning from a joint Open University project on ‘Migration Making Places, Making People: New Narratives of Inclusion’

3rd December 2018

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