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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
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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
Man being tested for Covid-19 by healthcare worker in PPE

Surveying if healthcare workers’ behaviour changes after COVID-19 test

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting a questionnaire-based survey of frontline healthcare workers to link attitudes to risk with COVID-19 test status.

21st September 2020
Person writing in a notebook

OU funds Creative Writing research with COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers

An Open University COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting a series of writing workshops with health care workers in acute care and palliative care in collaboration with the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

18th September 2020
Man learning to walk on a machine

Wearable devices to improve how those living with Huntington’s Disease walk

Research led by an OU PhD student has found that wearable haptic devices can improve how a patient affected by Huntington’s Disease walks.

17th September 2020
Planet Venus with visible clouds or gas shown from Space

OU Astrochemistry facilitates research that signals life on Venus

An international team including an OU academic have made a surprising detection of a rather unusual molecule – a rare gas called phosphine - on Venus.

14th September 2020

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