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What did Bernie Sanders' campaign achieve?

What did Bernie Sanders' campaign achieve? Creative commons image Rick Obst under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
Bernie Sanders has given his endorsement to his rival for the Democratic Nomination, Hillary Clinton. But could he still have an influence on the...

Should the Americans consider the lessons of Brexit before voting this November?

Should the Americans consider the lessons of Brexit before voting this November? Creative commons image Disney | ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
Populist policies - by definition - are easy ways to build support. But, warns Jeffrey Kucik, there could be an economic cost to be paid in...

Why do American parties hold conventions?

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Why do American parties hold conventions? Creative commons image Disney | ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
They're expensive, tricky to organise, and - as the Republicans are finding this week - can be strewn with difficulties. Why do the two main...

Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?

Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca? Copyright free image Copyright free: Al-Mut
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2016
With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and beyond?

OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016 Creative commons image Velachery Balu under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2016
The actor who couldn't turn cinematic gold into political success; views of Trumpton from academia; and Dolly The Sheep remembered. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 29th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jun 2016
The journalist who investigated his party's popularity and promptly closed it down, and a Brexit round-up. Free learning from across the day.

The UK votes out; the EU shrinks; the world reacts

The UK votes out; the EU shrinks; the world reacts Creative commons image Diamond Geezer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Reaction from academics around the planet as UK voters elect to leave the E

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Updated 24 Jun 2016
Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the...

The UK votes out: Instant reaction

The UK votes out: Instant reaction Creative commons image Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
The vote to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the worlds of politics, economics, and beyond. The Conversation polls a group of...

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016 Creative commons image Northern Pix under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2016
Discover the largest parliamentary constituency in the world.

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Seeing institutions in different ways

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Seeing institutions in different ways Copyrighted image Copyright: Dave Dyet - http://www.freeimages.com/photo/204998
Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

Understanding international development

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Understanding international development
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes...

Introducing international development management

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Advanced level Duration 40 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to stay so bad for so many people and you want to be involved in...

Young people’s wellbeing

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Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

Enacting European Citizenship (ENACT)

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Feb 2016
The term 'European citizenship' triggers an immediate association with the European Union, its member states, and people who are citizens of those...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

BA (Honours) International Studies

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BA (Honours) International Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly interconnected. Relationships between nations, companies, cultures and...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016
How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its future? How do we design more sustainable practices and use...