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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
Milton Keynes Central Railway Station

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
Christine Olaniyan, Director of PADEAP, briefing staff working for NGOs

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

Day 42, Year of #Mygration: Noncitizenism: Recognising Noncitizen Capabilities in a World of Citizens

Noncitizens have always been present in liberal political philosophy. Often hard to situate within traditional frameworks that prioritise citizenship, noncitizens can appear voiceless and rightsless, which has implications for efforts towards global justice and justice in migration.

27th February 2018
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OU research addresses the shortage of women in IT in the UK

Strategies to address the shortage of women in IT in the UK, will be presented by OU researchers at an event in London on 20 March.

26th February 2018

Day 41, Year of #Mygration: Navigating Refugee Smartphones and Maps

While researching how smartphones are used by refugees on their journeys, as part of an Open University multidisciplinary research project, we were shown a map by one of our interviewees that we now know thousands of refugees have used on their journeys.

26th February 2018
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Day 40, Year of #Mygration: The Open University Law School Symposium on 'Belonging: Dominance, Governance, Identity, Memory'

An interdisciplinary Symposium on Belonging, hosted by the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area will take place at the Open University Law School on 18th-19th April 2018. 

23rd February 2018

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