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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 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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Day 237, Year of #Mygration: Battling with Belonging

Laura Reeves, a PhD student in the OU's Faculty of Business and Law, shares insights into her research which highlights how the Brexit referendum has unsettled EU nationals’ sense of belonging in the UK

30th November 2018
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Day 236, Year of #Mygration: Where would you escape if you had no place to go?

Marco Distinto shares his experiences from OU fieldwork in refugee camps in Italy. Through stories of individual refugees, he shares the reason behind their plight & what civil society is doing to ease their integration in Italy once they have settled their status

29th November 2018
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Day 235, Year of #Mygration: Present and past ‘go-betweens’

In today's post, we discuss the experience of pioneers, the trailblazers who pave the way for others and connect new migrants with members of the established communities. Dr Sara de Jong offers us an insight into the brokerage role played by pioneers in the migration context

28th November 2018
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OU predicts increase in lifelong learning in Middle East and North Africa

An OU report has identified a significant increase in online learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the next 10 years.

27th November 2018

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