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OU PhD students to benefit from £100M award

The OU is part of a consortium that will benefit from £100M funding for studentships and will gain three to five students per year.

31st October 2018
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OU researcher leads impact review

An OU researcher has led the review of the relatively new research impact requirement in a new Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) review published this month (October 2018).

31st October 2018
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Day 214, Year of #Mygration: Methods in Motion with the mothers of Munich & Birmingham

Today’s article comes from Agata Lisiak, former Visiting Fellow at The Open University and Professor of Migration studies at Bard College in Berlin, Germany. She explores the fast-changing world of research into migration and belonging

30th October 2018
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Day 213, Year of #Mygration: Migration goes both ways: How Brits changed the world

'It's easy to forget that the British Isles have proved as fertile a ground for migrants heading elsewhere as it has a pull to migrants from overseas', says Professor Tanja Bueltmann from Northumbria University. Today she looks at the impact British migration to the US

29th October 2018
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Day 212, Year of #Mygration: What is this political space we call 'immigration'?

Today we share an article originally published on openDemocracy and later shared on OpenLearn, by Dr Steve GarnerHead of Criminology & Sociology at Birmingham City University. In it, he explores four frames that inform how ‘white Brits’ perceive immigration

26th October 2018

Day 211, Year of #Mygration: New report highlights the human rights situation in Northern France

It has been two years since the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp. Today, Help Refugees has co-published a report with Refugee Rights Europe in order to highlight the human rights situation which has been unfolding in Northern France

25th October 2018
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Day 210, Year of #Mygration: Is cleaning a route to a better life for migrants?

Research in Finland suggests that the time demands, insecurity & isolation of cleaning work may make the dream of integration harder for new arrivals to achieve. Dr Maiju Strömmer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland, discusses

24th October 2018
Endangered Sonoran pronghorn. Photo by Florin Chelaru

Day 209, Year of #Mygration: The Environmental Costs of Trump’s Wall

As the President of the United States confirms plans to cut foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador because of the looming 'migrant caravan', Dr Shonil Bhagwat, Lecturer in Geography at the OU, reflects on the environmental impact of a ‘Trump Wall’

23rd October 2018
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“Flawless” launch to Mercury to uncover its mysteries

The BepiColombo spacecraft blasted off into space, bound for Mercury in the early hours of Saturday 20 October 2018 from French Guyana to travel 9 billion km to reach Mercury in 2025.

22nd October 2018
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Game of Thrones: imagined world combines romantic and grotesque visions of Middle Ages

Take the dragons and the zombies away from the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire novels and you are left with the seemingly authentic portrayal of a pseudo-medieval world

22nd October 2018

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