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Stock market crashes linked to higher rates of suicide – new research

Writing in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, New York Times columnist Will Rodgers commented that the level of panic was such that it induced a spate of suicide among traders

14th September 2018

Day 185, Year of #Mygration: What are the borders of Europe?

Today we feature an excerpt from a free course hosted on the OU's FutureLearn platform, 'European Culture and Politics' from the University of Groningen. As we focus on Brexit & its impact on the Irish border, this course explores where the EU border stops

19th September 2018
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Day 184, Year of #Mygration: Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

Following on from yesterday’s summary of the Northern Ireland border settlement, Dr Leslie Budd, a Reader in Social Enterprise in The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law expands on this complex issue

18th September 2018
Where the EU meets the UK: Ireland is in the foreground at this border point in County Bridge

Day 183, Year of #Mygration: What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question?

As The Guardian reports today that the Brexit negotiations have reached an 'impasse over the failure to find an acceptable solution to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU', this week, our Year of 'MYgration' focuses on the Irish border

17th September 2018
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Day 182, Year of #Mygration: International healthcare worker migration in Asia Pacific

Yesterday, Professor Parvati Raghuram highlighted the reliance of the NHS on staff from overseas. Today, Professor Nicola Yeates shares her paper which examines the impact importing health care workers from middle and low-income countries has

14th September 2018
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OU research report recommends more effective use of UK floodplains

OU researchers contributed to one of four new reports on Natural Capital published this month (September 2018), which will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets. 

13th September 2018
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Day 181, Year of #Mygration: How the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

This article was written by Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration at The Open University. In this piece, recently written for the OU's Brexit Hub, Professor Raghuram explores how the NHS has depended on foreign workers since its creation

13th September 2018
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Grant for new blood-brain barrier model for drug research

OU researchers are part of a €9 million, EU-funded innovative medicines initiative, involving 24 different institutions, to develop a blood-brain barrier model for drug research.

12th September 2018
Arun leading the workshop

Day 180, Year of #Mygration: How 'HOPE not Hate' are using 'Deep Canvassing' to change perceptions

Last week we highlighted the 'Weaving Trust' methodology to promote social cohesion. Arun Devasia from HOPE not Hate has written a piece for our partner, Counterpoints Arts, to highlight a method of 'empathetic listening & Socratic questioning', 'Deep Canvassing'

12th September 2018
Patrick Page from Duncan Lewis

Day 179, Year of #Mygration: More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban

An article in the Independent has highlighted that 104 pregnant women have been detained over the past 2 years. The views of Patrick Page, senior caseworker in public law at Duncan Lewis & a hugely valued contributor to the OU's Refugee Week, were featured

11th September 2018

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