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Self-employed person wrapping parcels

First findings on impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed

Findings from the first study of the impact of COVID-19 on the UK self-employed highlights the need for support for this sector in the wider recovery.

14th October 2020
Artist depiction of the OSIRIS REx space probe on it's mission to retrieve a sample from the asteroid Bennu.

Space rocks expected in 2023 from NASA mission to Bennu

An OU researcher is collaborating on a mission which will bring back new space rocks to Earth.

12th October 2020
Policeman wearing face masks

OU COVID-19 fund finances policing project

An OU COVID-19 grant has been given to a project to research senior policing decision-making in the context of the radical uncertainties of the pandemic.

8th October 2020
Couple sitting holding hands

OU research informs new relationship app

An OU academic has fed her research into relationships into a new app which aims to deepen intimacy through 10 minutes of focus a day and has been selected by Google Play as one of the Best Apps of 2020. 

6th October 2020
Close up of space rocket engine

Smarter manufacturing for space applications

An OU academic is building on the OU’s track record in stress engineering to develop future smart manufacturing processes for space applications.

5th October 2020
Drawing of diverse group of people

OU COVID-19 fund supports the creation of a Race and Ethnicity Hub

An OU COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting the creation of a Race and Ethnicity Hub to showcase research and teaching in this area.

1st October 2020
Female scientist wearing a face mask

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on PhD students

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting research which considers the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing and progress of PhD students.

1st October 2020
Man creating designs on a computer

OU co-authored report forecasts future trends in engineering design

A report, co-authored by an OU academic, which forecasts clear trends for engineering design for the next 20 years, has been published by the Design Society.

1st October 2020
Migrant mother with two teenage sons

EU Horizon 2020 funding to enhance the lives of migrant children

An OU academic has won EU funding for a research project which aims to enhance the lives of migrant children and young people in education.

23rd September 2020
Man's hand holding waste plastic masks and gloves

Has COVID-19 changed people’s perceptions of plastics?

A survey which measures whether COVID-19 has changed people’s use and perceptions of plastics, is being run on an OU platform.

22nd September 2020

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