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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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Day 181, Year of #Mygration: How the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

This article was written by Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration at The Open University. In this piece, recently written for the OU's Brexit Hub, Professor Raghuram explores how the NHS has depended on foreign workers since its creation

13th September 2018
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Grant for new blood-brain barrier model for drug research

OU researchers are part of a €9 million, EU-funded innovative medicines initiative, involving 24 different institutions, to develop a blood-brain barrier model for drug research.

12th September 2018
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Day 180, Year of #Mygration: How 'HOPE not Hate' are using 'Deep Canvassing' to change perceptions

Last week we highlighted the 'Weaving Trust' methodology to promote social cohesion. Arun Devasia from HOPE not Hate has written a piece for our partner, Counterpoints Arts, to highlight a method of 'empathetic listening & Socratic questioning', 'Deep Canvassing'

12th September 2018
Patrick Page from Duncan Lewis

Day 179, Year of #Mygration: More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban

An article in the Independent has highlighted that 104 pregnant women have been detained over the past 2 years. The views of Patrick Page, senior caseworker in public law at Duncan Lewis & a hugely valued contributor to the OU's Refugee Week, were featured

11th September 2018
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Day 178, Year of #Mygration: Milton Keynes Hindu Association marks one of the largest religious festivals in the world

Last week marked one of the largest religious festivals, celebrated by 930 million people around the world, Krishna Janmashtami. The Hindu Festival marks the birthday of Krishna. OU colleagues attended the festival organised by the Milton Keynes Hindu Association

10th September 2018

Day 177, Year of #Mygration: Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning

A new book tackling many issues pertaining to immigration, is now available. 'Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching & Learning' was co-edited by Dr Sara de Jong, a Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University

7th September 2018
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OU PhD student conducts research about research

An OU PhD student is doing his research project about research. David Pride is a second year PhD student in the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute. His research uses web scale analytics to investigate how research is disseminated and evaluated.

6th September 2018
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Day 176, Year of #Mygration: Overcoming hate through the promotion of interactions between diverse members of society

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo highlights how important it is not to make post-Brexit assumptions about what motivates people to vote in a certain way. In his blog, he urges us to avoid falling into what he calls 'the racism trap' & instead focus on building community resilience

6th September 2018

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