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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
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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
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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

Day 185, Year of #Mygration: What are the borders of Europe?

Today we feature an excerpt from a free course hosted on the OU's FutureLearn platform, 'European Culture and Politics' from the University of Groningen. As we focus on Brexit & its impact on the Irish border, this course explores where the EU border stops

19th September 2018
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Day 184, Year of #Mygration: Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

Following on from yesterday’s summary of the Northern Ireland border settlement, Dr Leslie Budd, a Reader in Social Enterprise in The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law expands on this complex issue

18th September 2018
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Day 183, Year of #Mygration: What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question?

As The Guardian reports today that the Brexit negotiations have reached an 'impasse over the failure to find an acceptable solution to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU', this week, our Year of 'MYgration' focuses on the Irish border

17th September 2018
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Stock market crashes linked to higher rates of suicide – new research

Writing in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, New York Times columnist Will Rodgers commented that the level of panic was such that it induced a spate of suicide among traders

14th September 2018
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Day 182, Year of #Mygration: International healthcare worker migration in Asia Pacific

Yesterday, Professor Parvati Raghuram highlighted the reliance of the NHS on staff from overseas. Today, Professor Nicola Yeates shares her paper which examines the impact importing health care workers from middle and low-income countries has

14th September 2018
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OU research report recommends more effective use of UK floodplains

OU researchers contributed to one of four new reports on Natural Capital published this month (September 2018), which will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets. 

13th September 2018

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