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.
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.
Drawing on a qualitative study of senders of remittances among a group of UK-based senders, Professor Nicola Yeates and Dr Owusu-Sykere highlight key aspects of remittance sending practices and the social contexts (including of social protection) that generate, propel and sustain sending.
The entertainment award season hits its peak with the 90th Academy Awards – the Oscars – on March 4 2018. Since the public outing of Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual abuser, award ceremonies have become spotlights to display solidarity and declare time on sexual harassment and gender inequalities in and beyond the film industry.
Over the next month, the OU will be involved in a number of migration-related events, which are free and open to all. Themes include technology-enabled language education, gender skilled migration and what it means to welcome new people into a community.