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New event at Tate Exchange explores issues facing migrants

21 May 2018

Who Are We? is a free event taking place 22-27 May at Tate Exchange, exploring the issues facing migrants and refugees in the UK. Organised by The Open University and Counterpoint Arts.

OU personal finance expert signs new open banking Consumer Manifesto

3 May 2018

A new Consumer Manifesto for open banking has been signed by 18 of the UK’s leading consumer and policy experts, including The Open University’s Jonquil Lowe.

Gil Mualem Doron and The New Union Flag at Who are we 2017 at Tate Exchange

Can you help us change perceptions towards refugees and migrants?

3 May 2018

The Open University and Counterpoint Arts have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Who are we?, a free week-long public programme of art installations to bring the issues facing migrants and refugees in the UK to the fore.

Five new scholarships for students from low and middle income countries

1 May 2018

Applications are inivited for five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships to study the OU's Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE).

Applications invited for funded PhD studentship studying the global South

16 April 2018

A new funded PhD studentship for OU graduates has been made available by The Open University, Christian Aid and Robert Beevers Memorial Studentship to study research capacity in the global South.

Image of Professor Helen Yanacopulos chairing ASAP panel

Creating a stronger and fairer society

3 April 2018

A recent panel discussion organised by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), and chaired by Professor Helen Yanacopulos, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, saw lively debate on how to bridge global divides around inequality and injustice.

OU research compares UK and India IT industries to address shortage of women in UK IT

26 March 2018

"Addressing the shortage of women in IT requires that the sector not only offers benefits, but outperforms other competing sectors..." says Professor Parvati Raghuram, OU research project lead. 

Urbanisation-climate change: What does this mean for development?

5 March 2018

Dr Arabella Fraser, an expert whose research focuses on the governance of climate and disaster risk in urban contexts of the global South, joins The Open University as Lecturer in International Development.

International Development: Looking back, moving forward

5 March 2018

Each year, the international development community at The Open University convenes to discuss collective work and interrogate common understandings of issues of development, innovation and inclusiveness and to look at future projects, collaborations and more.

How regional social policy can support the 2030 SDGs

5 March 2018

In an issue brief produced for the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Nicola Yeates, Professor of Social Policy, outlines the ways in which regional social policy could be further leveraged to support the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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