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OU Politics academic appointed to fellowship

Dr Donna Smith, Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies, has been made a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education.

16th December 2021
Professor Steven Pinker

Think with Pinker: better decision making explored in new BBC series

New 12-part OU/BBC series Think with Pinker explores the intricacies of decision making, inviting listeners to discover how to make better decisions themselves.

8th December 2021
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The fallibilities of facial recognition

Forensic research in areas such as facial recognition is a vital element in developing the knowledge base around the techniques required to reduce wrongful convictions. Find out more with Dr Catriona Havard.

6th December 2021
Following a month-long tour of the country which concluded at COP26 in Glasgow last month, TOTEM LATAMAT – a 4.5m tall totem from Mexico – has been laid to rest at a special ceremony.

TOTEM LATAMAT is laid to rest after sharing an important message at COP26

Following a month-long tour of the country which concluded at COP26 in Glasgow last month, TOTEM LATAMAT – a 4.5m tall totem from Mexico – has been laid to rest at a special ceremony.

2nd December 2021
TOTEM LATAMAT reaches Hexam Abbey

Together for our planet

As the doors open to COP26, we spotlight some of the relevant work from FASS academics looking to make a difference in a world striving to tackle climate change.

27th October 2021
UK Parliament Week logo in purple font

OU Politics launches Changemakers guide for UK Parliament Week 2021

As part of this year’s UK Parliament Week, The Open University is working in collaboration with the UK Parliament and the Political Studies Association to launch a Changemakers guide – a step-by-step guide to making political and social change, from the initial stages of planning and research, to getting your MP on board, and other ways of having an impact, such as through social media.

15th October 2021
Professor Giles Mohan - Fellow Academy of Social Sciences

A Fellowship call for Professor Giles Mohan

Professor Giles Mohan’s contributions to development studies have been recognised this month with the conferring of a Fellowship from the Academy of Social Sciences.

13th October 2021
SSGS magazine cover

The second edition of SSGS Magazine has landed

FASS has just launched the second issue of its annual SSGS Magazine, offering staff, academics and students an insight into some of the cutting-edge work taking place across the eight disciplines in the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies. 

11th October 2021
Dr Gemma Briggs behind Teal background with ‘Winner O2RB Excellence in Impact Award 2021’

Celebrating prestigious FASS Research Impact win for Dr Gemma Briggs

Dr Gemma Briggs, Head of Discipline in the School of Psychology & Counselling has won an O²RB Excellence in Impact Award 2021 for her research on the dangers of hands-free phone use.

7th October 2021
THE Awards shortlisted entry 2021

Pioneering Counselling CPD shortlisted for THE award 2021

Most successful OU CPD, created by Professor Naomi Moller and Dr Andreas Vossler is shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2021.

1st October 2021

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