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Celebrating research students with trees

The OU has had its first tree planting day to celebrate research students and to demonstrate its commitment to climate action.

21st April 2022
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New advisory board guides the future of OU research

A new external advisory board has been formed to advise on the future of research at The Open University.

14th April 2022
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Rishi Sunak: Britain’s poorest have little privacy over their financial affairs – the chancellor shouldn’t either

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the prime minister’s independent adviser to look into whether he properly declared his ministerial interests, after a week of headlines about his personal tax arrangements.

13th April 2022
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No fault divorce: how the new law will reduce family conflict

After more than 50 years, the law governing divorce –- the process of legally dissolving a marriage -– is changing in England and Wales. While everyone hopes they won’t have to use divorce law, each year over 100,000 couples do.

6th April 2022
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OU researchers to tackle gender inequality in low and middle-income countries’ schools

The British Council has awarded a team of OU researchers £100,000 to study the impact of English-medium education (EME) on gender equality in low and middle-income countries.

31st March 2022
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Exploring living conditions among minority older Bangladeshi communities in East London

An OU academic is leading a project titled ‘Amar Bari Amar Jibon’ [my home my life], which explores living conditions among older Bangladeshi communities in East London.

25th March 2022
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National insurance rise: what do upcoming tax changes mean for me? An expert explains

April 6 marks the start of the new 2022-23 tax year and the day most workers start to pay a new tax: the health and social care levy.

25th March 2022
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OU and partners scoop a quarter of the UK Space Agency’s latest £2 million funding boost

Three projects involving The Open University’s space scientists will share a close to £500,000 slice of the UK Government’s latest investment in the British space industry.

22nd March 2022
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OU in winning consortium to extract oxygen on the Moon

OU space science researchers are part of a consortium which has received €1M funding to develop a payload concept to extract oxygen from Moon rock.

11th March 2022
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Researching how people deal with early pregnancy endings while working

An OU academic has launched a survey to collect the experiences of women and people who have had early pregnancy endings while working.

8th March 2022

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