As the swearing in of Donald Trump commences, we reflect on a recently recorded audio that breaks down just how it happened...
"Donald Trump’s election victory came as a surprise to almost all commentators and pollsters. So how did it happen? What were the electoral factors that led to success and what does his shock victory signal for democratic political systems?"
The microscopic image we posted earlier was a tiny Rice Weevil! Dr Mark Hirst, who helped us get the images, is a senior lecturer in human genetics and can often be found working in our cutting edge online OpenScience lab. Check it out: [ Open.ac.uk Link ]
How do your organise your time as an OU student? What stationery do you need? Should you write a TMA in bed? Physics student Sam lifts the lid on her 2017 study routine and shares her top tips - including the ideal study spot, stationery must-haves (including scented donut-shaped erasers!) and why you shouldn't forget to put the kettle on...
"The surprise victory of such an unconventional candidate has left commentators scrambling to make sense of his victory and try to assess some of the likely consequences in domestic politics in the US. Questions also arise as to whether his success, and the success of other populist movements in Europe, mark a significant shift in the political climate away from existing debates about left and... View details ⇨
We're delighted to announce that the OU has entered the 'Top 100' of UK organisations in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
Open University LGBT Champion, Professor Simon Kelley said he's “thrilled” to see the OU is now part of the Top 100, noting that: “Credit for this achievement must also go to our #LGBT Network and our #Equality and #Diversity office who work tirelessly to... View details ⇨
In tonight's episode of 'Hospital' (BBC2 9pm), nearly all of St Mary's 297 beds are occupied, meaning that the hospital must discharge patients before any new ones can be admitted. Amongst these is 91-year-old Dolly who's been in the hospital for three weeks as she waits for a place in a rehabilitation centre. Dolly laments: "They're so short of beds... but then I have to have somewhere to... View details ⇨
"...Trump's often strident statements on foreign affairs raise fundamental questions about the future of US foreign policy and the wider implications for cooperation and conflict in the international system."
In this audio Tendayi Bloom from the OU's Department of Politics and International Studies asks William Brown and Edward Wastnidge about the impact of Donald Trump’s election victory on... View details ⇨
We've come across some pesky pirates who've got themselves into a spot of bother. They've only got 10 minutes to get the right answer, which, incidentally, is the same amount of time we've got left on our lunch break... Can you help?
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