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  • What are your views about technologies to support and assess writing skills? [Awards to be won]

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  • History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration

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    Britain’s struggle to come to terms with immigration is starting to look like a case of history repeating itself argues Dr Tendayi Bloom and Dr...
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    Live from a hospital, Nick Robinson and Anita Rani ask the NHS' big questions on its 70th birthday.
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    Pakistan will have to prepare for ever rising temperatures - and the threats that brings with it.
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    Seven myths of being a female engineer

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    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the...

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    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the industry.
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  • They can cage a child, but they can't frame the agenda

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    The Trump administration's behaviour on America's southern border shows there's a limit to the White House's power to control terms of debate, says Evan...
  • Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals?

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    Shonil Bhagwat explains the yogic way of understanding how individual actions relate to global challenges.  

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    Shonil Bhagwat explains the yogic way of understanding how individual actions relate to global challenges.  
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    Why did ‘left-wing’ Wales vote to Leave the EU?
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  • The Good Friday Agreement - 20 Year Anniversary

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    10th April 2018 marks 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was made.
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    Why is an app an ideal way to learn a new language? Qian Kan, one of the team members behind the OU course Beginner's Chinese and the "Chinese Characters...

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    The science of evolution

    This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

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    Mosquito resistance to insecticides

    Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to selective pressure by considering how evolutionary change can...

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    The power of infographics in research dissemination

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    Approaches to software development

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

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    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

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    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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