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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
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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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Over half a million to support doctoral researchers in Open Educational Resources

OU research into Open Educational Resources has been awarded £546,759 for a fourth phase of funding by The William Flora and Hewlett Foundation.

7th August 2023
Planets in space.

New research grant for more sustainable space missions

The OU is to lead a £1.045 million project UK consortium to develop a ground-breaking planetary protection approach that will enable the next generation of space missions.

25th July 2023
Paul Walley accepting his award from Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of The Open University.

Inaugural Steven Chase Memorial Award for policing research

The first recipient of the Steven Chase Memorial Award was Dr Paul Walley who is the Director of Learning in the OU Business School’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).

25th July 2023

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