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OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Claudio Elias New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict in sight in Colombia. Free...

What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food?

What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food? Creative commons image Indra Galbo under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Gourmet chefs fed the athletes of the Olympic Games. Then, they fed the poor.

How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories?

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How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
By Vishal
The ability to disguise yourself is allowing Indians to talk openly about the crimes they've been victims of - without having to reveal their...

Festival fever

Festival fever Creative commons image Beth under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Celebrate the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with our range of free courses, audio and video outlining areas to do with the arts.

Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

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Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list Creative commons image Citizen59 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, at it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.

Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list

Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list Creative commons image Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
Why has the diving pool gone green? What does 'your team' mean in 2016? Will hosting the games make people happier? How sexist are the Olympics? A...

On the hard border: A Brexit Ireland reading list

On the hard border: A Brexit Ireland reading list Creative commons image henrikjon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
A round-up of some of the latest perspectives on what Brexit means for Ireland - both sides of the border.

Brexit: On the vote in Wales

Brexit: On the vote in Wales Creative commons image Suzanne Gielis under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5 per cent. It is an interesting case study of how people voted against their own material self...

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016 Creative commons image Kroon, Ron / Anefo; Nationaal Archief under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
A currency crisis creates a split in the Labour Party. Then more free learning across the day.

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The value of coffee

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The value of coffee
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 May 2016
This free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four nation-state constitutions from around the world:...

China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

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China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Apr 2016
This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and analyses whether China’s rapid rise will lead to greater...

Modern slavery

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Modern slavery Copyrighted image Copyright: © Richard D Kaplan
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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The law-making process in England and Wales Creative commons image Recardo Andre Frantz in Wikipedia made available under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the...

Introducing ageing

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Introducing ageing Copyrighted image Copyright: Copyright © Debbie Crouch
Introductory level Duration 11 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Psychological research, obedience and ethics Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by...

Contemporary Wales

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Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

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Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency Copyright free image Copyright free: Copyright © Sam Scott-Hunter/Photofusion (Jaguar 32785)
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The...

The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

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The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Aug 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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Foundation Degree in Counselling

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Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 Aug 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...

BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds, our behaviour, and our place in the social and physical universe....

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 31 Aug 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...