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African migrants in Italy

Research grant to support workplace inclusion of migrants in Italy

An OU academic is researching the experiences of migrants in the workplace in the Aosta Valley region in Italy, an area with an increasing migrant and refugee population.

10th November 2020
Professor Kwame Akyeampong

OU academic joins Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

An OU academic has joined the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel to share his international research and expertise on education systems in Africa.

9th November 2020
Trump and Biden election campaign

Is the pandemic changing our view of populist leaders?

The US election has led Dr Kesi Mahendran, a social and political psychologist at the OU, to shed new light on this crucially important vote and specifically its headline player Donald Trump.

4th November 2020
Glass bottles with flavourings

Providing access to OU laboratory expertise for food manufacturer

A collaboration between the OU and H E Stringer Flavours (HESF) will enable HESF to develop protocols that will accelerate the evaluation of new products and materials for commercialisation. 

3rd November 2020
Doctor holding patient's hand

OU researcher calls for universal access to healthcare

A report calling for universal access to healthcare and raising the needs of migrants denied healthcare has been co-authored by an OU academic.

2nd November 2020
Coronavirus researchers in PPE in a lab

OU research supports society across multiple sectors in pandemic response

The coronavirus pandemic presented the world with challenges which The Open University has sought to address right from the outset.

23rd October 2020
Autonomous robot. Image credit: Miguel Valdez

Researching the best use of autonomous robots during an emergency

OU researchers are exploring how autonomous robots were used to support people during COVID-19 to propose how they can be best used in other emergencies.

23rd October 2020
Little girl and doll wearing face masks sitting in window

OU funds research to hear children’s experiences of COVID-19

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting the data analysis of survey to find out what has been of importance to children during COVID-19.

22nd October 2020
Beyond the Now logo

Launch of Beyond the Now platform to consider the arts post pandemic

A new platform launched today (15 October 2020) will foster debate about the role of the arts in social justice in a post pandemic world.

15th October 2020
Ship rescuing migrants from dinghy

Helping humanitarian workers with their legal rights and obligations

An OU academic has received a British Academy/Leverhulme Grant to help humanitarian workers to understand complicated legal environments.

15th October 2020

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