Scientists from the School of Physical Sciences have been awarded £2.5 million from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to further their research into the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and to answer the age-old question: is there life beyond the Earth?
The OU has received just under £700,000 to expand its research degree capacity as part of the government’s investment of £179 million to support the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
The British pound’s slide in value against the US dollar to less than US$1.15 on March 18, from over US$1.30 at the start of the month, partly reflects a familiar retreat into US assets as the global economy stalls due to the coronavirus panic.
Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, set out a £5 billion boost for buses and cycling in February, promising to make buses more frequent with simpler and more affordable fares. A month later, BBC’s Panorama picked up the issue, highlighting the social and economic cost of bus service cuts over the past decade.