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NAWOU gender sensitization training sessions, with a particular focus on gender-based violence.

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire – the Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda

The OU has over 7000 students studying outside the UK. Miriam Cherukut from the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) was once one of them. On World Teachers Day, she talks about her work and the sexual exploitation female refugees face in Uganda

5th October 2018
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Kepler-1625b with its large moon. Dan Durda

Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

Astronomers have now found the first evidence for a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our own.

4th October 2018
Front cover of the book

Day 196, Year of #Mygration: Theorising Noncitizenship - Concepts, Debates and Challenges

Who are noncitizens and why is it vital that we fill the current theoretical void around conceptualising noncitizenship? These questions, and more are addressed in this multi-disciplinary book co-edited by The Open University’s Dr Tendayi Bloom

4th October 2018
Pig being fed by trainee

Day 195, Year of #Mygration: Piggery Training in Alere Camp, Uganda

Yesterday, Magdalene AmujalExecutive Director of Kulika, discussed how their project with the OU in Oruchinga was an opportunity to explore how their training may benefit many refugees flooding into Uganda. Today, she tells about a subsequent related project

3rd October 2018
Kulika training group

Day 194, Year of #Mygration: Lesson Learning From Livelihoods Training in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement

Today Magdalene Amujal, Executive Director of Kulika, a Ugandan NGO specializing in organic agricultural training, and a valued Open University partner, talks about their experience of working with refugees in one of the countries oldest camp settlements

2nd October 2018
Black History Month logo

Day 193, Year of #Mygration: Black History Month

Today is the start of Black History Month. In recognition, The Open University has a collection of content celebrating inspirational individuals and events for you to explore. Issues of migration can be found interwoven and analysed through many of these pieces

1st October 2018
Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo

Day 192, Year of #Mygration: What Has Feeling Strange at Airports in Europe Got to Do with Biopolitics?

In today's blog, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, a Visiting Research Fellow at the OU’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, shares his personal experiences of travelling within Europe on an EU passport while not being ‘phenotypically’ European

28th September 2018
(c) Shaun Armstrong www.mubsta.com

Day 191, Year of #Mygration: Lunchtime Film Screening and Discussion on 'Home'

Join us at The Open University for a free screening of The Democratic Set MK, followed by a short discussion with Bill Gee, the Creative Director of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival and Dr Agnes Czajka, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies

27th September 2018
Children singing in last year's event

Day 190, Year of #Mygration: Harmonies4Harmony

The Open University is proud to be hosting Harmonies4Harmony, a music festival designed to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The event will mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2018

26th September 2018
Shutterstock-667008772 Hoses dousing the fire at Grenfell Tower

OU research into Grenfell Tower shortlisted for award

Research by OU academics dedicated to the continued struggle for truth, justice and recognition for all those who lost their lives in the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2018 Research in Film Awards.

25th September 2018

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