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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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Everybody needs good neighbours: especially now

Kindness is the key ingredient for marking Mental Health Awareness Week. This week we’re all being asked to take a little time out to be kind.

20th May 2020
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Triple gold for powerful Grenfell Tower film

Created by FASS Criminology academic Dr David Scott, a film about the Grenfell Tower tragedy has won not one but three awards.

5th May 2020
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Social scientific research in the time of COVID-19

School of Social Sciences and Global Studies launches informed blogs on social scientific research in the time of COVID.

4th May 2020

Surge in visitors to OU's Online Counselling advice site

Course written in an unprecedented matter of days by FASS Psychology academics Dr Naomi Moller and Dr Andreas Vossler has seen a surge in visitors to The Open University’s OpenLearn Create platform.

30th April 2020
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Professor Parvati Raghuram Appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

FASS Professor of Geography and Migration, Parvati Raghuram, is among the 51 leading UK social scientists to have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).

17th April 2020
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OU Academics Develop Website to Support Perinatal Anxiety

Psychologists Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Donna Moore have developed website OpenPaws, Open Perinatal Anxiety and Worry Support for new mums, to better understand and support women’s experiences of perinatal anxiety.

24th March 2020
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OU Research Supports Police Safe Driving Campaign

Research by Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Gemma Briggs has helped produce a toolkit of resources for police forces to use in a campaign for safer driving.

11th March 2020
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Open University Launches New Masters Programme in Global Development

The Open University has unveiled its new postgraduate Development programme, successor to the popular and influential MSc in Development Management.

10th March 2020

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