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Black and Minority Ethnic students: Mental wellbeing and study support video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Black and Minority Ethnic students: Mental wellbeing and study support

Check out these FREE resources collated by the Black student and Mental Health declarations working group set up as part of The Open University’s Access and Participation Plan.

Video
10 mins
Black History Month 2021 talks video icon

Education & Development

Black History Month 2021 talks

Explore the recorded presentations from The Open University's Black History Month event in October 2021.

Video
3 hrs
A tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu article icon

Education & Development

A tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu died in Cape Town on Boxing Day. In this article, Anna Page reflects on meeting and being in the presence of the cleric and social activist at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

Article
10 mins
Decolonisation and Higher Education: Closing the Degree Awarding Gap article icon

Education & Development

Decolonisation and Higher Education: Closing the Degree Awarding Gap

Dr Clare Choak takes a black and postcolonial feminist approach to explore the degree awarding gap and looks at what can be done to close it. 

Article
10 mins
A matter of life and death: inequalities in healthcare for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

A matter of life and death: inequalities in healthcare for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK were at greater risk of death from the virus. Dr Jenny Douglas explores racial inequalities in healthcare over the past 25 years in this article and video.

Video
10 mins
Historical perspectives on race free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

History & The Arts

Historical perspectives on race

Race is not biological. It is a social construction. Yet we know that in our contemporary world and in history, this construction has real consequences. From enslavement and colonisation to resistance and revolution, the stories of people of colour are often left untold in accounts of the past. This free course, Historical perspectives on race, ...

Free course
12 hrs
Race and Youth Policy: working with young people free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Race and Youth Policy: working with young people

How should we, as a society, best respond to and prevent gang and knife crime and violent extremism?

Free course
6 hrs
It’s all in a name: why I refuse to use a ‘white’ name article icon

Society, Politics & Law

It’s all in a name: why I refuse to use a ‘white’ name

Should you ever change your identity in order to progress your career? Open University employee Sudesh Loi gives his views...

Article
10 mins
Black Women and State-Sanctioned Police Violence: The Case of Sarah Reed article icon

Education & Development

Black Women and State-Sanctioned Police Violence: The Case of Sarah Reed

In January 2016, Sarah Reed, a woman with known mental health problems, was found dead in her cell at Holloway prison. She had been a victim of police violence a few years earlier. This article explores the injustice in the Criminal Justice System experienced by black women. 

Article
15 mins
Deconstructing the Moors: black presence in the United Kingdom before and during the Tudor period video icon

History & The Arts

Deconstructing the Moors: black presence in the United Kingdom before and during the Tudor period

Dr Carol J. Brown-Leonardi delves into the largely unknown history of black settlers in the UK before and during the sixteenth century in this talk and accompanying article.

Video
25 mins
Discussing intersectionality: race, gender and social class video icon

Society, Politics & Law

Discussing intersectionality: race, gender and social class

What is intersectionality and why are race, gender, social class and intersectionality important to social research? This series of videos explores...

Video
20 mins
When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre article icon

History & The Arts

When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhán Halliday explores in this personal reflection on race and colonialism as prompted by the novel.

Article
10 mins