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Research at The Open University

Research news and articles

White, squrare cake with the words 'Bake Your Research' iced onto the side

Bake your Research 2023 Star Bakers

This Open University Graduate School ‘Bake Your Research’ competition took place recently, with Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) from a range of disciplines representing their research through the delicious medium of baked goods.

11th December 2023
Mary Larkin

Family Carers: beyond visibility

In her inaugural lecture on 6 December 2023, Mary Larkin, Professor of Care, Carers and Caring, explored what ‘visibility’ means for family carers through the lens of her own contributions to the care discourse and the promotion of carers’ rights and explored her own vision of family carer visibility in the future.

11th December 2023
The hands of adults and children on top of each other

OU researcher calls for more support for carers

An OU lecturer and researcher who became the first-ever Professor of Care, Carers, and Caring, will call for more support for carers to reduce the inequalities they experience in her inaugural lecture this month (6 December 2023).

1st December 2023
University students in a classroom, listening to a lecture and writing in notebooks

Research funding for Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Programme

Future OU postgraduate research has been recently awarded just over £200,000 funding for the next cohort of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge (OOC) Doctoral Training Programme.

1st December 2023
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