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  • Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet The Lords

    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...

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  • Meet The Lords

    Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    By Professor Janet Newman

    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new...

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    24 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2017
    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.
  • 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU

    By Dr Luc-André Brunet, Dr Eirini Karamouzi

    As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and...

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    23 Mar 2017

  • 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU

    60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Mar 2017
    As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and rising populism, what lessons can be drawn...
  • The world of water

    By The OpenLearn team

    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and...

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  • The world of water

    The world of water Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2017
    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and articles on the subject.
  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items Creative commons image Icon Ronald Woan under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a...

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    21 Mar 2017

  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items Creative commons image Icon Ronald Woan under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a selection of easy ways to start with...
  • 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.
  • World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    World Poetry Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our...

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    21 Mar 2017

  • World Poetry Day

    World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.
  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • Learning for organizational development Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Learning for organizational development

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    A new book to help learning and development professionals develop skills in designing and delivering effective people...

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Learning for organizational development

    Learning for organizational development Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    A new book to help learning and development professionals develop skills in designing and delivering effective people development.
  • Pulling the trigger on Article 50 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0.

    Pulling the trigger on Article 50

    By Anne Wesemann

    What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the...

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Pulling the trigger on Article 50

    Pulling the trigger on Article 50 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0. New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the proceedings.

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  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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  • Early years team work and leadership

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    Early years team work and leadership Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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    24 hours

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    23 Mar 2017

  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Sakonboon Sansri/Shuttterstock.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • A tour of the cell

    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Mar 2017

  • A tour of the cell

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2017
    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia...
  • Global water resources

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Mar 2017

  • Global water resources

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    Global water resources Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 22 Mar 2017
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Developing career resilience

    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience and offer examples and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2017

  • Developing career resilience

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    Developing career resilience Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Adapted from © Kittisak_Tamaras/iStockPhoto.com and © Rawpixel Ltd/iStockPhoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 21 Mar 2017
    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
  • Investment risk

    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Investment risk

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    Investment risk Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
  • Vaccination

    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2017

  • Vaccination

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    Vaccination Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work?...
  • 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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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Mar 2017

  • The value of coffee

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    The value of coffee Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

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    Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    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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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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