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Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski, BBC Ideas

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
Dr Keir Irwin-Rogers

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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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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