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Refugee Crisis: New book shows solidarity and hope on Lesvos

3 July 2018

A new book has launched showing an intimate portrayal of everyday life in a refugee camp on the island of Lesvos. But the camp that has offered support and hope to so many is under serious threat of closure...

OU hosts origami installation for Refugee Week

2 July 2018

Rarely does an art installation come so laden with symbolism as that held at The Open University’s Milton Keynes campus to mark Refugee Week.

New OU-led book compares primary education across the world

30 June 2018

A unique comparative education textbook that focuses on primary education has been edited by two Open University education researchers.

Using research to inform and shape financial inclusion

5 June 2018

A recent masterclass organised by The Open University saw Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) and PhD students come together with experts in finance, to discuss the reality, challenges and changes needed to enable financial inclusion worldwide.

Join us for Refugee Week in June

31 May 2018

The Open University is marking international Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June) with a range of free events in Milton Keynes and London.

Free new course: Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

30 May 2018

A free online course has launched to support the transformation of education in Africa. Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa is for anyone who works with, or trains, teachers in Africa and is available to study free and online through Futurelearn.

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).

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