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Athena Swan Silver Award Success

KMi is delighted to announce that we have received an Athena Swan Silver Award following our recent submission to Advance HE.   The Athena Swan Self-Assessment (SAT) Team had membership drawn from our academic, professional services and doctoral students. Prof Advaith Siddharthan, who led SAT’s submission over the past year, said: “Our most compelling narratives were…

KMi Elects Co-Chair ahead of EDI Board inauguration

Many congratulations to Charlotte Hamilton who has been elected Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Co-Chair for KMi. Charlotte is a Senior Research Manager in our Professional Services Team and a member of the Athena Swan Self Assessment Team. She will serve for a term of 2 years and work with Jane Whild to set up an EDI Board…

KMi Admin Team Set Sail on an Away Day

Since the pandemic the Admin Team have been working from home, like most staff and students at the Open University. Now we are permitted to meet, last week the team took the opportunity to all meet in person for the first time since March 2020. Their team building afternoon took place aboard Electra, The Milton…

KMi Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021! This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge and we invite you to join in the many celebrations in KMi and around the Open University.  KMi’s IWD celebrations We have created this special feature page showcasing video messages from KMi Director, Professor John Domingue, and other staff members. They talk about the inspirational women who have impressed or influenced…

Summer in STEM scholarship provides opportunities to improve representation in Computer Science

The Black Lives Matter movement has (re)highlighted systemic inequalities within our social structures, including Higher Education (HE), that require immediate attention. Efforts to decolonise research and curricula must be accompanied by real investment in communities that have been historically disadvantaged or excluded from HE or specific domains, like STEM.  To contribute to balance and improved…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

KMi rocks at the CryptoParty

KMi researchers Pinelopi Troullinou and Allan Third were among the presenters at the first ever Milton Keynes CryptoParty, held on 10th May. CryptoParty is a grassroots global movement which hosts free workshops to introduce practical internet security to the general public. The Milton Keynes’ public were invited bring along a smartphone or laptop (or both!) and learn the basics…

Athena Swan Award Success!

The Knowledge Media Institute is delighted to be among the successful applicants announced by The Equality Challenge Unit for the November 2017 award round.  Our Athena SWAN Bronze Award will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held at Swansea University on 16 July 2018. Dr Miriam Fernandez, who led KMi’s submission said “This…

Make My City Smarter!

MK:Smart project was part of a select range of Open University projects showcased to parliamentarians, in the Atlee Suite of Portcullis House in Westminster on 9th March 2016.     The team comprising of Jaisha Bruce, Jane Whild and Mathieu d’Aquin from Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and Daniel Gooch and Annika Wolff from the University’s Maths…

KMi project wins Storage Award at annual event

The OU-led digital initiative MK:Smart was successful at the 22nd annual Storage Awards, held at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The MK Data Hub was nominated (and won!) in the “Best Storage Solution” category for its “Data protection project”, this was built in conjunction with NCE Europe, Arcserve and CMS Distribution. Attending and receiving…


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