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  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    By Dr Cailin Heinze

    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.

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    21 Mar 2017

  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.
  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    By Emily Falconer

    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down...

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    27 Feb 2017

  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down the country, explains Emily Falconer.
  • Some thoughts on Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband

    Some thoughts on Brexit

    By Professor Norman Clark

    Norman Clark, Emeritus Professor at The Open University, shares his thoughts on Brexit.

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    23 Feb 2017

  • Some thoughts on Brexit

    Some thoughts on Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Norman Clark, Emeritus Professor at The Open University, shares his thoughts on Brexit.
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    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    By Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts...

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    17 Jan 2017

  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2017
    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.
  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather...

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    20 Dec 2016

  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze
    Updated 20 Dec 2016
    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather than the centerpiece of a dinner table.
  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement

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    23 Nov 2016

  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

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    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement
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    OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the...

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    23 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.
  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    By Eric Kaufmann

    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

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    10 Nov 2016

  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.
  • Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade? Creative commons image Icon Ajithpithu under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

    By Nikita Sud

    Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India...

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    03 Nov 2016

  • Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

    Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade? Creative commons image Icon Ajithpithu under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
    Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their markets?
  • Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit?

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Now that building a third runway at Heathrow ariport is offical government policy, we explore the costs and benefits...

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    03 Nov 2016

  • Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit?

    Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Updated 03 Nov 2016
    Now that building a third runway at Heathrow ariport is offical government policy, we explore the costs and benefits of expanding Heathrow, using a ...

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  • The value of coffee

    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...

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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

    Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling', ageism, racism, and so on. This free course, Economics explains...

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    Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling',...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...