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  • Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Cultural differences in mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same...

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 
  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    By Dr Edward Wastnidge

    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives...

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    10 mins

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    03 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Oct 2017
    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives driving Western policy in the Middle East, and...
  • Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists Creative commons image Icon Oxfordian Kissuth under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    25 Sep 2017

  • Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists

    Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists Creative commons image Icon Oxfordian Kissuth under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2017
    In Sunday's [24th September] election, the far-right AFD party won seats for the first time. Daniel Hough charts the rise of the party.
  • What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term?

    By Dr Patricia Hogwood

    Yesterday [24th September 2017] Angela Merkel won a fourth German Presidential election. But challenges from the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Sep 2017

  • What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term?

    What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Yesterday [24th September 2017] Angela Merkel won a fourth German Presidential election. But challenges from the edges of politics suggests this isn't going...
  • More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’ Creative commons image Icon Charles Haynes under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

    By Madhavi Kapur

    Madhavi Kapur watches an episode of Indian School, and celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.

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    14 Sep 2017

  • More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

    More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’ Creative commons image Icon Charles Haynes under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Madhavi Kapur watches an episode of Indian School, and celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.
  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    04 Sep 2017

  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests?

    How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2017
    Scientists more used to tracking natural threats can help shed light on what North Korea is up to. Neil Wilkins explains how.
  • There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters Creative commons image Icon UN member states negotiated late into the night before reaching consensus on the agreed conclusions of CSW 58, by UN Women, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    30 Aug 2017

  • There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters

    There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters Creative commons image Icon UN member states negotiated late into the night before reaching consensus on the agreed conclusions of CSW 58, by UN Women, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    It has emerged that the team being sent to Brussels to lead on talks to take Britain out of the EU includes just one woman – out of nine named...
  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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    28 Aug 2017

  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films
    Updated 28 Aug 2017
    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.
  • Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Andrea Hanks

    Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators?

    By Severine Hubscher-Davidson

    It can sometimes be hard to follow the flow of Donald Trump's unique approach to the English language. Have sympathy,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators?

    Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Andrea Hanks
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    It can sometimes be hard to follow the flow of Donald Trump's unique approach to the English language. Have sympathy, pleads Severine Hubscher-Davidson,...
  • After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need? Creative commons image Icon David Hon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need?

    By Professor Tony Redmond

    Following the destructive landslides, which killed hundreds, Sierra Leone will need support from the rest of us....

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    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2017

  • After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need?

    After the mudslide, what help does Sierra Leone need? Creative commons image Icon David Hon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2017
    Following the destructive landslides, which killed hundreds, Sierra Leone will need support from the rest of us. Professor Tony Redmond explains what they'll...

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  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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    22 Aug 2017

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    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free...
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    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes...

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    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
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    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...

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    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    BA  (Honours) International Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...