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Research to engage business owners with climate change

A new project, which aims to engage SMEs with the challenges of climate change, has gained funding totalling £48,329.

4th April 2018
Jo Vincett

OU PhD student raises funds for asylum seekers

Jo Vincett, who is doing her PhD at the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, raised £421,000 worth of grants for Yarl’s Wood Befrienders during her internship programme.

4th April 2018
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Day 68, Year of #Mygration: Immigration and the Politics of Brexit

Written by Dr Eleni Andreouli, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at The Open University

3rd April 2018

Day 69, Year of #Mygration: Homeless people who avoid life-saving services, if there is a risk of deportation

Written by Dr Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics & International Studies

3rd April 2018

Day 67, Year of #Mygration: Technology-enabled Language Education for Migrants and Refugees in the UK

In the UK context, it is very timely to ask what is, and what should be, the role of technology in the language education accessed by migrants and refugees.

3rd April 2018

Day 66, Year of #Mygration: Open to Ideas of Culture, Acceptance and Integration

A personal reflection from Jiten Patel, the OU’s Head of Equality, Diversity and Information Rights, on openness to a cross-cultural heritage.

2nd April 2018
Female students learning in South Africa

Day 65, Year of #Mygration: Facilitating Equitable Access and Quality Education for Development

In our final post for March, we highlight an exciting Open University project, focused on determining access to and improving the quality of, international distance education in South Africa.

30th March 2018
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Day 64, Year of #Mygration: The Ethics of Researching International Migration

Dr Heidi Østbø Haugen is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. In her blog post, she highlights the experiences of a group of Gambian nationals who migrated to China.

28th March 2018
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New grant to reveal habitable worlds around solar-like stars

OU researchers are part of PLATO, a space mission, which will investigate how planets form and evolve and explore if planets exist that would support life.

28th March 2018
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Day 63, Year of #Mygration: Hands-on multiculturalism

As Britain becomes more ethnically diverse, it is important that issues of diversity & multiculture are taught in relevant & sensitive ways. A series of teaching workshops at the Migration Museum Project’s Call Me By My Name exhibition were designed with this in mind.

28th March 2018

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