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Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc in Global Development students in Uganda

Development Policy and Practice have secured 15 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 2022.

14th March 2022
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FASS expert shares insights on appeasement in the Ukraine crisis

Professor of Foreign Policy and International Relations, Jamie Gaskarth, comments on growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the history of appeasement in European conflict in this opinion piece for UK in a Changing Europe.

22nd February 2022
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New BBCTwo/OU two-part series “We are Black and British” explores tough questions from unique perspectives.

Broadcast on 23 and 24 February on BBCTwo at 21:00, new two-part OU/BBC series We Are Black and British explores the issues and debates around being black in Britain from a unique perspective.

21st February 2022
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FASS launches Open Politics seminar series in partnership with UK Parliament

An exciting programme of free online events organised by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences kick-starts in February, featuring external speakers from BBC Cumbria and UK Parliament.

26th January 2022
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New BBCTwo/OU two-part series “The Decade the Rich Won” reveals secrets about the 2008 Financial Crisis

Broadcast on 25 January and 1 February at 21:00 on BBCTwo, two-part series The Decade the Rich Won talks to insiders about the 2008 financial crash and its far-reaching repercussions.

25th January 2022
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The real impact of inflation on individual households

The UK Government’s latest data shows UK price inflation has risen by 4.8% year-on-year, but for many the jump in the cost of the weekly shop and household bills is much higher than that. Jonquil Lowe discusses the impact.

21st January 2022
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Creative Writing academic joins the inspiring line-up for Creative Coalition Festival 2022

Dr Emma Claire Sweeney, Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), will be among the fantastic line-up of speakers for this year’s Creative Coalition Festival.

17th January 2022
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Celebrating Student Success

The FASS Student Awards, led by the FASS Student EDI Team, presented the inaugural Joan Armatrading and Sir Lenny Henry awards in November 2021.

22nd December 2021
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FASS Academic leads first study focusing on COVID mortality impact on migrant health care workers

On International Migrants Day 2021 we spotlight some research that shows that migrant health workers are most at risk from COVID, highlighting some of the imbalances in global health care systems.

17th December 2021
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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

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