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Discovery of new planet “over three times more massive than the Earth”

OU researchers are part of an international team which has discovered a new planet orbiting the closest single star to the Sun.

15th November 2018
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Researching the needs of seriously ill young people

The Open University Sexuality Alliance with Hospice UK have received funding to explore the sex, relationships and intimacy needs in the lives of young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, as part of an initiative being launched today (15 November 2018) to support seriously ill young people.

15th November 2018
Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan, author of the report

Day 226, Year of #Mygration: When Facts Don’t Matter

Yesterday's blog explored how migration terminology mirrors the way the majority population perceives 'foreigners'. A report by Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan discusses the challenges faced by migration & integration advocates in the era of alternative facts & fake news

15th November 2018
Freedom Catalonia rally

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution which effectively suspended the region’s autonomy.

14th November 2018
Paradise beach

Day 225, Year of #Mygration: Changing the migration narrative

Today's blog explores how the migration narrative influences the reception and integration of foreigners, including why migrants from the West are called expatriates while those from Developing countries are often given disparaging labels

14th November 2018
Image of Rashida Tlaib

Day 224, Year of #Mygration: American Elections reminds us that "Muslim women are not monolithic: they are more than headscarves"

Today's blog explores how the election of the first two Muslim Women to the US House of Representatives brings new dawn to the debates on religiosity in US politics & beyond. It also discusses how the election of Rashida Tlaib led to celebrations in Palestine

13th November 2018
Photo of Ilhan Omar smiling

Day 223, Year of #Mygration: American elections inspires residents in Ifo refugee camp 8,000 miles away

In today’s blog post, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow in the OU's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership explores how Ilhan Omar, through her election to the US House of Representatives, inspired refugees in a refugee Camp she left behind twenty years ago

12th November 2018
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Day 222, Year of #Mygration: Why we should be slow to judge migrants

In this powerful blog, we learn about an encounter OU PhD student Carlos Azevedo had when serving as a lawyer. It was while representing a migrant mother, detained after a police raid at a brothel, that he was reminded him why we should never judge migrants

9th November 2018
Photo of a hand with a bracelet saying race with the word hate crossed out

Day 221, Year of #Mygration: The marriage of migration and traffickers and human slavery - is that migration?

Ganiat Omolara Kazeem, a research student at the OU discusses an exploratory study into the prospects of using information & communications technologies (ICT) to trace, track and enumerate victims of trafficking, and the activities of traffickers of human beings

8th November 2018
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Day 220, Year of #Mygration: Migration 2018 - What's currently happening?

In today’s post, we delve into statistics on people risking their lives to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. The data compiled by the International Organization for Migration is accessible on the OU's OpenLearn platform

7th November 2018

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