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Photo of Patrick Page speaking at an OU event in June 2018

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
Windrush ship

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
African school boys using a laptop

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
African students using laptop

Need for better online resources for refugees and asylum seekers

An OU academic is calling for better curation of online educational content relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.

27th November 2018
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Day 234, Year of #Mygration: Culture across continents

In today’s post, Jiten Patel, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Open University, revisits his memory of Diwali and explores how culture is transmitted from one generation to another even when families live far away from their traditional homeland

27th November 2018
World Access to Higher Education Day 2018

Day 233, Year of #Mygration: World Access to Higher Education Day

This Wednesday marks World Access to Higher Education Day 2018. In recognition, The Open University will be launching two brand new reports, one relating to online tertiary education in the Middle East & North Africa & another relating to online resources for refugees

26th November 2018

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