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Day 168, Year of #Mygration: The hostile environment for immigrants

Are vulnerable citizens being neglected by the elite who can decide their fate? Dr Dave Middleton, a Staff Tutor and Senior Lecturer in Politics at The Open University in Wales, investigates

24th August 2018
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Day 167, Year of #Mygration: OU Participation in UNHCRs Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium

'It is time for higher education institutions to respond & provide learning opportunities for those who need it the most'. In today's post, Dr Koula Charitonos from the OU outlines its engagement with the UNHCR's 'Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium'

23rd August 2018
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Day 166, Year of #Mygration: Seeing foreigners as weird and different - what is orientalism?

Despite the current discourse of fear informing popular perceptions of immigrants & refugees, historically, Western culture has viewed foreigners from Africa, Asia & the Middle East with curiosity. Professor Ingrid Piller explains 'Orientalism'. 

22nd August 2018
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Day 165, Year of #Mygration: Art of migration - Savoyards in eighteenth-century Paris

In today’s post, Dr Emma Barker discusses the immigration of Savoyards to Paris in the 18th Century as depicted through art at the time as a way of reflecting on the issue of contemporary illegal street vendors

21st August 2018

Day 164, Year of #Mygration: Migration & African Education - raising degrees through student & academic migration

Amid widespread reporting of the increase in violence towards foreign nationals in South Africa over the past few years, Professor Ashley Gunter from the University of South Africa considers the positive contribution of African immigrants into the academic sector

20th August 2018
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Grant to improve governance of European public agencies

An OU academic has led the preparation of the proposal that won a large Horizon 2020 project aimed at improving the management of public services across Europe.

17th August 2018
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Day 163, Year of #Mygration: Modern Slavery – An International Human Rights Perspective

As three people in Rochdale were sentenced this week under the Modern Slavery Act for arranging the travel of another person for the purposes of exploitation, today we bring you a free online course to help understand more about what modern slavery is (rated 5 stars)

17th August 2018
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Day 162, Year of #Mygration: What makes a home?

Today, Dr Agnes Czajka, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the OU talks about her recent Open Forum collaboration as part of the Milton Keynes International Festival that took place at the end of July

16th August 2018
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Day 161, Year of #Mygration: Walking For Peace

With the media full of stories of division, allegations of anti-semitism, islamophobia & information emerging around yesterday’s incident in Whitehall, today we focus on those challenging these narratives through positive action, encouraging messages of tolerance

15th August 2018
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Funding announced for almost 400 new doctoral places in arts and humanities

The Open University, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the success of their bid for funding for the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership.

15th August 2018

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