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Shutterstock-1086016091 Child with virtual reality headset in classroom

OU research to tackle extremism among England's youth

An Open University (OU) research project has been awarded almost £100,000 to evaluate the usefulness of virtual technology (VR) to combat extremism among vulnerable young people.

14th June 2018
Refugee Week Logo - brightly coloured dots in a circle

Day 119, Year of #Mygration: Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week has arrived! In today's post, we let you know where you can find out about all the events happening near you, and if you're near an OU Office in Milton Keynes or London, you are very welcome to join us in person

18th June 2018
Mozambique Flag

Day 118, Year of #Mygration: African Migrants Going South

OU Visiting Research Fellow, Joseph Hanlon, highlights some of the repercussions of Mozambique's position as 'a major transit route for people from Somalia, Kenya and the Great Lakes region moving toward South Africa to find a better life'

15th June 2018
Military helicopter

Day 117, Year of #Mygration: Research on Afghan interpreters

Open University Research Fellow, Dr Sara de Jong, explores the gap 'Between policy and real-life stories: Research on Afghan interpreters and other locally employed civilians for Western armies'

14th June 2018
Photo of the exhibition itself, papers hanging up as described by Raktim

Day 116, Year of #Mygration: The Afghan Camera Box

Today’s blog comes from Raktim Ray, PhD candidate at The Open University, reflecting on the day he spent at the Tate Exchange – Who Are We? project. His research focuses on urban resistance and postcolonial urbanism.

13th June 2018
Time to talk. How Hwee Young

Why Donald Trump desperately needs interpreters for his ‘chat’ with Kim

After months of back-and-forth insults and compliments the US president, Donald Trump, is finally going to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a historic summit in Singapore.

12th June 2018
Shutterstock-328643612 Refugees reach Lesbos

OU research marks Refugee Week

Research by OU academics will be showcased in Milton Keynes and London during Refugee Week (18-24 June).

12th June 2018
Photo of Claudia's work

Day 115, Year of #Mygration: Walking and Eating, The Arts Of The Local And Global

In today's blog post, Professor Graham Harvey from The Open University reflects on his conversation with Who Are We? artist, Claudia Zeiske, who directs the Deveron Projects in Huntly, a small Aberdeenshire town.

12th June 2018
Example of Origami Art Work that will be on display

Day 114, Year of #Mygration: Upcoming Refugee Week at The Open University

We are all set for Refugee Week next week, and have a packed schedule of events open to all. These range from film screenings, to an art exhibition, to a range of panel events with key speakers.

11th June 2018
The Curiosity rover on Mars has been busy. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life

It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has once been life on the Red Planet.

8th June 2018

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