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“Sometimes all it takes is a smile”

With more than 200 million suicide attempts annually, many of us will be affected by suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to award-winning Psychologist, Dr. David Morrison, co-author of ‘Trauma and suicide', a section from FASS module D241 – Exploring Mental Health and Counselling.

10th September 2020
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A festival conference in the year the fields fell quiet

Festivals Research and COVID-19: Virtual Community, Activism, Spirituality, an online conference hosted by the school of Religious Studies at The Open University will take place on Tuesday September 15th

2nd September 2020
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Stephen’s story on film: from prison life to PhD student

Filmed for BBC Ideas, Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski talks openly about his challenging journey to education.

6th August 2020
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OU Research impacts Royal decision to support mental health of emergency responders

OU Research from the Centre for Policing and Research has impacted the Royal Foundation’s decision to fund grants to mental health charities supporting emergency responders.

27th July 2020
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Youth Violence Commission report launches with the voices of young people at its heart

The report, led by FASS academic Dr Keir Irwin-Rogers, OU Lecturer in Criminology, calls for long-term, sustained financial support for the UK’s 18 Violence Reduction Units (VRUs).

20th July 2020
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Professor Ian Fribbance becomes a Principal Fellow

Professor Ian Fribbance, Executive Dean of the FASS, has been awarded the status of Principal Fellow by Advance HE (formerly the HE Academy).

15th July 2020
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Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management launched

The Open University’s new postgraduate qualification for development managers, starting this autumn, will connect students across the globe.

30th June 2020
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The latest significant step in the UK’s development agenda

Economics academics respond to the merger of the UK’s Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

24th June 2020
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Turning an Arts & Humanities gaze on COVID-19

Academics in the School of Arts & Humanities are bringing their research to bear on the ongoing pandemic – in a series COVID-19 blogs which are thought-provoking, uplifting and entertaining.

18th June 2020
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Understanding Refugee Experiences Refugee Week 15-21 June 2020

Professor Marie Gillespie has worked alongside colleagues to launch on OpenLearn a collection of the Open University’s research and teaching since the beginning of the refugee policy crisis in 2015.

16th June 2020

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