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Launch of Beyond the Now platform to consider the arts post pandemic

A new platform launched today (15 October 2020) will foster debate about the role of the arts in social justice in a post pandemic world.

15th October 2020
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Helping humanitarian workers with their legal rights and obligations

An OU academic has received a British Academy/Leverhulme Grant to help humanitarian workers to understand complicated legal environments.

15th October 2020
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First findings on impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed

Findings from the first study of the impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed highlights the need for support for this sector in the wider recovery.

14th October 2020
Artist depiction of the OSIRIS REx space probe on it's mission to retrieve a sample from the asteroid Bennu.

New space rocks expected from NASA mission to Bennu

An OU researcher is collaborating on a mission which he claims if successful will bring back new space rocks to Earth.

12th October 2020
Policeman wearing face masks

OU COVID-19 fund finances policing project

An OU COVID-19 grant has been given to a project to research senior policing decision-making in the context of the radical uncertainties of the pandemic.

8th October 2020
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OU research informs new relationship app

An OU academic has fed her research into relationships into a new app which aims to deepen intimacy through 10 minutes of focus a day.

6th October 2020
Close up of space rocket engine

Smarter manufacturing for space applications

An OU academic is building on the OU’s track record in stress engineering to develop future smart manufacturing processes for space applications.

5th October 2020
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OU COVID-19 fund supports the creation of a Race and Ethnicity Hub

An OU COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting the creation of a Race and Ethnicity Hub to showcase research and teaching in this area.

1st October 2020
Female scientist wearing a face mask

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on PhD students

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting research which considers the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing and progress of PhD students.

1st October 2020
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OU co-authored report forecasts future trends in engineering design

A report, co-authored by an OU academic, which forecasts clear trends for engineering design for the next 20 years, has been published by the Design Society.

1st October 2020

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