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Sexual violence may be in the Hollywood spotlight, but there are limits to speaking out

The entertainment award season hits its peak with the 90th Academy Awards – the Oscars – on March 4 2018. Since the public outing of Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual abuser, award ceremonies have become spotlights to display solidarity and declare time on sexual harassment and gender inequalities in and beyond the film industry.

7th March 2018
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Day 48, Year of #Mygration: Join us for a series of events relating to migration

Over the next month, the OU will be involved in a number of migration-related events, which are free and open to all. Themes include technology-enabled language education, gender skilled migration and what it means to welcome new people into a community.

7th March 2018
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Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders.

6th March 2018
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OU to host 2019 Development Studies Association conference

The OU has just been invited to host the Development Studies Association (DSA) annual conference in June 2019 on the theme of “Opening up Development”.

6th March 2018
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Day 47, Year of #Mygration: Using Twitter data to study refugee migration patterns

Studies have recognised the increasing use of social networking platforms amongst refugees to seek help and to express the difficulties they face during their journeys to their new destinations.

6th March 2018
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Day 46, Year of #Mygration: An asylum seeker’s story

Today we highlight the launch of an upcoming documentary, ‘An Asylum Seeker’s Story: Collective Leadership in Diverse Communities’, produced in collaboration with OU academic, Dr Vita Terry.

5th March 2018
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Day 45, Year of #Mygration: Understanding Milton Keynes (Part II)

Today we share Part II of an Open University documentary, Understanding Milton Keynes, produced to mark the town's 50th birthday

3rd March 2018
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Day 44, Year of #Mygration: Understanding Milton Keynes

Today we look at Milton Keynes, and explore some of the reasons why the town attracts so many residents from outside of the UK

1st March 2018
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New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

This week (1-2 March 2018), over 200 police and academics from across the UK will meet to present and discuss research which can improve policing.

1st March 2018
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Day 43, Year of #Mygration: Understanding relational dynamics between refugees and host communities in South-West Uganda

Dr Craig Walker and Dr Ben Lampert from Development, Policy and Practice (DPP) within The Open University teamed up with two Ugandan NGOs – the Pan-African Development, Education and Advocacy Programme (PADEAP), an operational partner in the settlement, and Kulika, who provide skills and technology to enhance rural communities. Together they are interested in studying the places and spaces where refugees and host communities interact on a daily basis such as markets, hospitals and schools.

28th February 2018

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