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Britain is currently negotiating its departure from the European Union. The Brexiting Hub is here to help make sense of what this means for the nations, for Europe - and for you.Take part nowBrexiting Hub
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The Council of Europe's crucial activities come with a deep responsibility to ensure public access to its historic decision-making. Unfortunately, this has been sadly lacking for a number of years.Read now ❯Information blackout at the Council of Europe?
Pop quiz: which UK industry is approximately equal in size to sewing machine manufacturing, yet claims to have swung the Brexit vote?Read now ❯‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism
Sustainable Scotland is a free course that will appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society. It will give you a broad-based introduction to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world.Learn more ❯Sustainable Scotland
What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?Read now ❯Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility
The third Brexit Special video by Student Hub Live.Watch now ❯Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an impossible and endless task, it remains a cause worth fighting for.Read now ❯Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight
Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe
Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and transparent is crucial.Read now ❯Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe
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Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?
Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?Read now ❯Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?
Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industryRead now ❯UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out
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Humans better at rapid change than we think
A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate changeRead now ❯Humans better at rapid change than we think
The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks. But how quotas are allocated has always been a national decision.Read now ❯Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?
The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.Read now ❯Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe
Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climateRead now ❯Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe
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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. The BA (Hons) Environmental Studies is an original and topical qualification that provides a lively and engaging treatment of a broad range of environmental issues. It integrates the social sciences, technology and sciences to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment. While studying towards this degree course you’ll learn about the political, economic, social and scientific conflicts that are at the heart of important contemporary environmental problems and debates. You’ll explore subjects such as climate change; air pollution; waste management; genetically modified food; over-fishing; renewable fuels; sustainability; and global trade. Throughout your studies, you’ll have specialist, subject-based academic support and the chance to join in online communities of other social sciences students for teaching, learning and peer support.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to crime? Social science explores such questions and helps inform others – from police officers to civil servants to business executives – who want to base their decisions on the best evidence. The BA (Honours) Combined Social Science is designed to be very flexible, enabling you to develop a variety of knowledge and skills from a combination of subjects including psychology, sociology, social policy, criminology, geography, politics and economics. You can choose to follow a named specialism by concentrating on one of these areas, or create your own combination of subjects. This degree course will equip you with skills highly valued by employers, such as using IT for the retrieval and effective presentation of information and data; critical evaluation; and concise writing. You’ll have your own specialist, subject-based academic support as well as opportunities to join in online communities of other social sciences students for teaching, learning and peer support.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences
The views expressed on OpenLearn’s Brexiting Hub are those of their author and not of The Open University. For more information on Brexit, The UK in a Changing Europe is an independent, impartial reference point for expert knowledge on Brexit and UK-EU relations.