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Professor Kesi Mahendran and two female colleagues standing in front of a building

EU Horizon Europe £2.7M research funding to manage extremism

An OU researcher is leading an international team which will develop new tools to manage extremism.

22nd September 2023
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Calls for more ethical fieldwork in space research

A paper from AstrobiologyOU researchers calling for endorsing an ethical approach to fieldwork has been published in Nature Astronomy.

21st September 2023
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OU to host conference on disability research

Valuable insights on disability research, will be shared at the OU’s Exploring Equitable Research Careers for Disabled Researchers conference, hosted online on Thursday 21 September.

18th September 2023
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First OU Citizen Advisory Panel to direct societal challenge-led research

The inaugural meeting of the Open University Citizen Advisory Panel brought together people from all over the OU community, including alumni, students, and members of staff.

8th September 2023
Rebecca Harrison, with Syu, talking to each other and project posters in the background

The Environmental Impact of Filmmaking

Launching on Friday 7 September at the British Film Institute in London, The Environmental Impact of Filmmaking is an Open Societal Challenge project at The Open University, led by Dr Rebecca Harrison.

7th September 2023
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OU research reveals shocking level of online violence experienced by women and girls across the UK

Researchers from The Open University have carried out the UK’s largest ever study into societal attitudes and experiences of online violence against women and girls across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

6th September 2023
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Research funding to improve how Police investigate sexual violence

OU researchers have received funding from The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to work with police forces in England and Wales.

6th September 2023
Dr. Jitka Vseteckova being interviewed in a library.

Research to empower the UK to age well

The OU has launched a campaign to encourage people over 50 to sign up for a month of healthy habits aimed at ageing well.

31st August 2023
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International conference to review progress of sustainability research

Sustainability research with a particular emphasis on energy and environmental fields topped the bill at a conference hosted by the OU in July 2023.

25th August 2023
The George Abell Observatory at The Open University

New PhD studentships for research into astronomy and physics

The OU has just received its annual funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council for new PhD studentships to research astronomy and physics.

11th August 2023

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