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What will Brexit mean for your personal finances?

What will Brexit mean for your personal finances? Copyright free image Copyright free: PublicDomainPictures New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
The global economy is shuddering at the news that the UK public have voted to leave the EU. But what does it mean for your personal economy? The OU...

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016 Creative commons image By Markbarnes (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Can you tell whether a football player is going successfully score a penalty just by seeing how they prepare for it?

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Updated 24 Jun 2016
Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the...

The UK votes out: Instant reaction

The UK votes out: Instant reaction Creative commons image Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
The vote to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the worlds of politics, economics, and beyond. The Conversation polls a group of...

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016 Creative commons image Kent Kanouse under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Businesses, experts and academics react to the Leave vote. Plus, an election where nobody turned out to vote. Free learning from across the...

Stonehenge before the First World War

Stonehenge before the First World War Creative commons image Xiana VB under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
In this extract from Afoot In England, the naturalist and author William Henry Hudson despairs of a site already being turned into a tourist...

A 19th century autopsy unmasks a poisoner

A 19th century autopsy unmasks a poisoner Copyright free image Copyright free: gokalpiscan New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
14 physicians gather at a graveside to untangle a tale of American settlers, poison, weak alibis, murder and suicide.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016 Creative commons image New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
Did Harold Wilson get 'arold and Albert shifted to win an election? How did Britain become an island? Can you trust an ethicist? Free learning from...

Virtual Microscope

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
Examine moon rocks and meteorites up close with our Virtual Microscope

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Grammar matters

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Grammar matters Updated content
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Jun 2016
Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach...

Information security

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector...

Secondary learning

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Secondary learning Copyrighted image Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Secondary learning, will identify and explore some of the key issues around learning and teaching in secondary schools. Through...

Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

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Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing modern...

Teaching secondary modern foreign languages

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Teaching secondary modern foreign languages Copyrighted image Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Teaching secondary modern foreign languages, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching modern foreign...

Teaching secondary mathematics

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Teaching secondary mathematics Copyrighted image Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Teaching secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching mathematics in secondary schools...

Assessment in secondary mathematics

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Assessment in secondary mathematics Copyrighted image Copyright: (c) istockphoto.com / Catherine Yeulet New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Assessment in secondary mathematics, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing mathematics in secondary...

Teaching secondary science

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Teaching secondary science New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Teaching secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science pedagogy in secondary schools....

Assessment in secondary science

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Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Assessment in secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science assessment practice in secondary...

Assessment in secondary music

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Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Assessment in secondary music, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing music in secondary schools....

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

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 25 Jun 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...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 900 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...