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Day 193, Year of #Mygration: Black History Month

Today is the start of Black History Month. In recognition, The Open University has a collection of content celebrating inspirational individuals and events for you to explore. Issues of migration can be found interwoven and analysed through many of these pieces

1st October 2018
Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo

Day 192, Year of #Mygration: What Has Feeling Strange at Airports in Europe Got to Do with Biopolitics?

In today's blog, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, a Visiting Research Fellow at the OU’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, shares his personal experiences of travelling within Europe on an EU passport while not being ‘phenotypically’ European

28th September 2018
(c) Shaun Armstrong

Day 191, Year of #Mygration: Lunchtime Film Screening and Discussion on 'Home'

Join us at The Open University for a free screening of The Democratic Set MK, followed by a short discussion with Bill Gee, the Creative Director of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival and Dr Agnes Czajka, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies

27th September 2018
Children singing in last year's event

Day 190, Year of #Mygration: Harmonies4Harmony

The Open University is proud to be hosting Harmonies4Harmony, a music festival designed to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The event will mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2018

26th September 2018
Shutterstock-667008772 Hoses dousing the fire at Grenfell Tower

OU research into Grenfell Tower shortlisted for award

Research by OU academics dedicated to the continued struggle for truth, justice and recognition for all those who lost their lives in the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2018 Research in Film Awards.

25th September 2018
Photo of Alastair Creelman

Day 189, Year of #Mygration: Unplugged teaching for refugees and asylum seekers

'When you feel so vulnerable you are not willing to try something new'. Alastair Creelman from Linnaeus University in Sweden, a consultant on OU Scotland's Refugees' Educational Resources Project, shares insights into the data he has gathered to date

25th September 2018
Shutterstock-580932937 Young African woodworker

New grant to research how migration aids growth in Africa

The Open University has been awarded £706,706 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore how migration is contributing to growth in Africa.

24th September 2018
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Day 188, Year of #Mygration: Uneven Journeys

'Uneven Journeys' is an immersive, online experience which enables you to explore the journey that an asylum seeker, an economic migrant and an investor might take to the UK, designed by Goller & Vos and The Open University

24th September 2018
Theresa May

Day 187, Year of #Mygration: Chequers plan and the Irish border

'The EU has been unwavering in its insistence on an Irish backstop that protects the existing border arrangements in Ireland.' Simon Usherwood from the University of Surrey looks at the 'Chequers plan' and argues why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

21st September 2018
Sinn Fein leaders Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O'Neill

Day 186, Year of #Mygration: Brexit's impact on Stormont

"Just as the issue of the Irish border remains the chief obstacle to an agreement on Brexit, so Brexit remains the chief obstacle to an agreement at Stormont". Peter John McLoughlin from Queen's University Belfast, explores this further

20th September 2018

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