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Woman driving whilst looking at her mobile phone

Drivers and hand-held mobile phones: extending the ban won’t solve the problem – here’s why

The laws around mobile phone use while driving are to be tightened under new UK government plans to make any use of a hand-held phone illegal. 

25th November 2021
Policeman standing in the road

Over half a million pounds to research police response to rape

OU research which will transform how rape investigations are conducted has just been awarded £570,000 by The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, who are hosting this National Police Chiefs Council led and Home Office funded programme.

24th November 2021
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OU experts ask: What's in a face?

Dr Catriona Havard from the OU’s Forensic Cognition Research Group argues we’re not as good as we think we are at matching faces and explains her research to make human facial recognition less error-prone and potentially damaging.

17th November 2021
Galaxy deep in space

OU research promises more precise pictures of space

Research by OU space academics to measure radiation’s impact on satellite telescopes promises to deliver more precise pictures of the Universe by making it easier to correct the damage protons cause to the images they capture.

11th November 2021
Young boy eating hamburger

Call for global restrictions in marketing of unhealthy food to children

An OU researcher calls for greater global restrictions in the marketing of unhealthy food to children globally through findings available this month (November 2021).

11th November 2021
Stephen Lewis

Dynamic climates: what can other planets tell us about the Earth?

The Open University opened its doors to welcome visitors to Stephen Lewis’ inaugural lecture on 9 November to mark the first 2021-22 lecture.

10th November 2021
George Handel monument with sky and moon in the background

OU research inspired new album of Handel's music

Modern-day audiences will have the chance to hear George Frideric Handel’s work at its best in a new album released worldwide on 19th November 2021, thanks to research by OU Music academics.

10th November 2021
Aerial view of forest and trees

Project to monitor trees from space receives new funding

A satellite which will classify and monitor trees from space is among climate change and security projects that have just received new funding from the UK Space Agency.

9th November 2021
Andy Lane

OU open education pioneer receives lifelong achievement award

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has awarded Professor Andy Lane its 2021 Prize for Lifelong Contribution to the field of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.

8th November 2021
Student in graduation robe

OU ranked sixth for research student satisfaction

The OU has been ranked sixth globally out of 89 higher education institutions for overall postgraduate research student satisfaction in the national survey of research students announced on 4 November 2021.

5th November 2021

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