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New OU/BBC series ‘The Women Who Changed Modern Scotland’ reveals how pioneering women have transformed Scotland

OU/BBC co-production The Women Who Changes Scotland reveals how pioneering women since the 1960s transformed Scotland’s laws, culture, and imagination.

27th February 2023
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Commonwealth Scholarships award for MSc in Global Development students in Uganda

Development Policy and Practice have secured 9 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, for Ugandan development practitioners to study the MSc in Global Development, starting in October 2023.

22nd February 2023
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Psychology talk covers neurodiversity and experiences of living with ADHD

A new OU Psychology talk, ‘Neurodiversity, ADHD and Identity – an introduction to some qualitative research’ describes the neurodiversity movement as providing powerful new ways of understanding and improving the lives of many people.

16th February 2023
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Psychology talk covers the visual bias we probably see every day

A recent talk by OU Professor Peter Hegarty, Co-Director of the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC), uses the newly minted King Charles III coins as an introduction to left-to-right asymmetries in the arts, written word, and sciences – and the significance of the ‘spatial agency bias’.

19th January 2023
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Does Veganism as a ‘lifestyle’ detract from the original intention?

With increasing focus on the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, is the movement at risk of losing sight of its core values? This Veganuary, we asked Dr Matthew Cole, to cast new light on an often controversial subject.

17th January 2023
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We need to talk about handsfree – OU psychology research delves into roads policing

The Open University, in collaboration with Staffordshire and Keele Universities, has been awarded £24k from the Road Safety Trust for research on the policing of distracted driving, and officer understanding of the dangers of handsfree mobile phone use behind the wheel.

21st December 2022
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Celebrating student achievement and performance

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) presents its Awards to outstanding and inspirational students from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student community.

5th December 2022
Emeritus Professor Donald Burrows

Emeritus Professor of Music honoured

Emeritus Professor of Music Donald Burrows has been honoured by the publication of a festschrift by those he has inspired throughout his career which celebrates his work.

23rd November 2022
The six black British participants of We Are Black and British sharing cups of tea. Copyright Cardiff Productions

FASS supported OU/BBC co-production wins prestigious award

OU/BBC co-production We Are Black and British, supported by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academics, wins prestigious Grierson Award.

16th November 2022
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Wales’ First Minister and Social Justice Minister to discuss radical basic income pilot at OU Economics seminar

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford MS and the Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS will join an Open University Economics seminar next month to discuss the Welsh Government’s radical pilot of a basic income for care leavers.

7th November 2022

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