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Water flowing over rocks

OU gets funding for early career scientists to research water

The OU has received funding to train early career scientists for future positions in academia, industry and semi-government positions around research into the presence, mobility and reactivity of water in the Earth’s crust.

12th August 2020
Woman protecting her head in the sun

Research to explore people’s experiences of heatwaves

A project which tracks people’s experiences of heatwaves is being launched today (7 August 2020).

7th August 2020
Prisoner reading a book

From prison life to OU PhD student

An OU PhD story who went from prison life to studying for a PhD, has been featured in BBC/OU short film.

7th August 2020
Bride and groom wearing protective masks

Research into how COVID-19 is affecting wedding ceremonies

A new research project into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected wedding ceremonies, has just been launched.

3rd August 2020
Smoke from brick factories in Bangladesh

New research to expose “the disaster trade”

A project which will expose the links between climate change and international trade has just received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID).

24th July 2020
African school children using a tablet

OU supports online and mobile learning in Africa during COVID-19

OU academics presented new platforms for universities to host their teaching online to representatives from African higher education institutions this week (21 July 2020).

23rd July 2020
Protest signs

I've been talking to conspiracy theorists for 20 years – here are my six rules of engagement

With prospects of a COVID-19 vaccine looking up, attention is also turning to the problem of anti-vax ideas.

22nd July 2020
Aerial view of trees

OU space expertise to survey UK tree population

OU researchers have just received funding to identify the species, size and condition of trees in the UK through remote sensing techniques, with a view to ultimately applying these techniques from space.

21st July 2020
River and floodplain

New funding to support Floodplain Meadows project

The OU-led Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) has received additional emergency funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

20th July 2020
X-Polli:Nation logo and bunting

New technology-enhanced learning materials on pollinators during Bees Needs Week

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts the focus on literacy and numeracy in home-schooling, OU researchers have developed technologies to also help families learn about the natural environment.

13th July 2020

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