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  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    By Dr Giota Alevizou

    We've shared some of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together...

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    17 Aug 2017

  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2017
    We've shared some of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together with artists. Discover some earlier...
  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era Creative commons image Icon Nana Gysie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

    By Dr Todd Landman

    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

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    The dark side of American populism in the Trump era Creative commons image Icon Nana Gysie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a extremist rally in Charlottesville at the...
  • From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman

    From a distance

    By Behjat Omer Abdulla, Dr Umut Erel

    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer...

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  • From a distance

    From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer Abdulla
  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

    By Lucia Scazzocchio, Dr Giota Alevizou

    ‘Beyond The Babble’ is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation. It explored questions of identity...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

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    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    ‘Beyond The Babble’ is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation. It explored questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of...
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    15 Aug 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Aug 2017
    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...
  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

    By Traci Gillig, Erica L Rosenthal

    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have...

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    09 Aug 2017

  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

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    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2017
    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have more impact on how society reacts to...
  •  From insecurity to insecurity: Black and Ethnic Minority Europeans in the UK Creative commons image Icon 'Paddington from Peru, the immigrant' by Tim Gillin, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    08 Aug 2017

  • From insecurity to insecurity: Black and Ethnic Minority Europeans in the UK

     From insecurity to insecurity: Black and Ethnic Minority Europeans in the UK Creative commons image Icon 'Paddington from Peru, the immigrant' by Tim Gillin, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Aug 2017
    How can racism and xenophobia undermine democracy and the public finances?
  •  Four ways Britain could guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens after Brexit Creative commons image Icon Immigration, by Jeff Djevdet (speedpropertybuyers.co.uk/) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    07 Aug 2017

  • Four ways Britain could guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens after Brexit

     Four ways Britain could guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens after Brexit Creative commons image Icon Immigration, by Jeff Djevdet (speedpropertybuyers.co.uk/) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2017
    How could we rethink citizenship for a 21st century Europe?
  • Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Prejudice and Pride

    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.

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    04 Aug 2017

  • Prejudice and Pride

    Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.
  • Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens

    By Anne Wesemann

    What has the UK government actually said about European citizens' rights after Brexit?

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    04 Aug 2017

  • Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens

    Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    What has the UK government actually said about European citizens' rights after Brexit?

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  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • Information technology: A new era?

    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances made by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have...

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 07 Aug 2017
    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution?...
  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the political agenda as an...

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change...
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or...
  • The technology of crime control

    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of crime control, provides the opportunity to listen to an argument...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Jul 2017

  • The technology of crime control

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    The technology of crime control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 26 Jul 2017
    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of...
  • 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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    The value of coffee
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Jul 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    29 Jun 2017

  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

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    The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology....
  • Psychology in the 21st century

    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Apr 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • Sexuality, parenthood and population

    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In this free course,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound...
  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems...

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    10 Aug 2016

  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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    Climate change: island life in a volatile world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Aug 2016
    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change:...

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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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

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    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...