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OU research identifies barriers to women in IT

Research findings released today (20 March) reveal that there are continuing barriers to overcome to enable women to be better represented in highly-skilled positions in UK Information Technology (IT), with lessons to be learned from their counterparts in India.

20th March 2018
Martha Lane Fox addresses delegates at the report's launch today in London

Day 57, Year of #Mygration: Gender, Skilled Migration & IT industry, a study of India & the UK

New report launched today: ESRC-funded, OU-led project, Gender, Skilled Migration and IT industry: a comparative study of India & the UK, compared the profiles of the IT industry in UK with that in India

20th March 2018
Cover of the book Giles discusses, Global Migration: Patterns, Processes, and Politics by Elizabeth Mavroudi and Caroline Nagel

Day 56, Year of #Mygration: South-South and African Migration Trends

Professor Giles Mohan, Director of the OU's Research Network in International Development and Inclusive Innovation, explores global migration flows, and concludes that it is the south-south trajectory that is most prominent, despite what is presented by Western media

19th March 2018
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Day 55, Year of #Mygration: SAGE Sociology Spotlight on Migration

From insightful publications on attitudes towards immigrants in Europe to how political ideology influence the ways individuals reason about immigrants, SAGE Spotlight on Migration and Immigration offers a wealth of information and resources.

16th March 2018
Dr Alexander Borda-Rodriguez on a recent research trip to Ecuador, surrounded by a group of workers weaving

Day 54, Year of #Mygration: Insights from South America

In this short podcast, Dr Alexander Borda-Rodriguez, Research Fellow at The Open University, highlights why he chose the UK for postgraduate study, and explores why critical South American expertise are still failing to be properly embraced by the West.

15th March 2018
Professor Parvati Raghuram giving evidence to the UN

Day 53, Year of #Mygration: The UN's Global Compact for safe, orderly & regular migration

Since the International Organisation for Migration began tracking migrant deaths in 2014, nearly 26,000 fatalities have been recorded – but this is likely only a fraction of the real number of deaths on migratory routes worldwide.

14th March 2018
Yarl’s Wood, during a 2015 public protest. Darren Johnson / iDJ Photography via, CC BY-NC-ND

I befriend women detained at Yarl’s Wood: their life in immigration limbo is excruciating

“Why am I still here?” This is the question I’m most frequently asked by detained women who I’ve befriended at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire.

13th March 2018
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Sharenting: why mothers post about their children on social media

On Mother’s Day, social media feeds are often full of celebration. Facebook reported that in 2017, Mother’s Day “drove more posts in a single day than any other topic on Facebook in the last year”.

13th March 2018
Group of protestors fighting for refugees to be allowed in

Day 52, Year of #Mygration: The “Refugee Crisis” and the Neglected Voices of Local Populations

Dimos Sarantidis highlights the challenges faced by local populations in Greece affected by high numbers of refugees, and the conflicts experienced with humanitarian actors

13th March 2018
Crisis Classroom teacher with a team of young male students

Day 51, Year of #Mygration: Volunteering with Refugees

There is still time to join this free, FutureLearn course, designed to help volunteers understand how they can best support the linguistic and social needs of refugees

12th March 2018

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