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The business of football: Share your article

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Updated 02 Apr 2014
Share your short article demonstrating the insights you have gained from The business of football course.

OU on the BBC: Our Crime - Riot

OU on the BBC: Our Crime - Riot
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2012
The second episode revisits the summer 2011's UK riots as seen by the people who were closest to the crime.

Our Crime: Doing youth justice

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Mar 2012
What are the practical ways of dealing with young people who engage themselves in criminal activities? Join the debate with three Open University...

Advertising in a global context

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
Sir Martin Sorrell shares his views on how advertising is changing in the technology era, and WPP's success in globalisation.

Making brains count

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Making brains count Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Mar 2012
Why is leadership normally associated with millitary figures and politicians? Allan Leighton, CEO of PACE talks about the role...

Andy Green on Cloud Computing

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2012
Andy Green, CEO of Logica addresses the challenges Cloud Computing business faces, such as security and end-user service.

The Bottom Line - Cock-ups and conspiracies

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2012
This week, Evan's executive panel discuss how corporate cock-ups and conspiracies occur, and how best to avoid them.

The pub industry in the 21st Century: Business realities behind the brand

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2012
Are brewers finding it hard to balance the manufacturing, retailing and property owning parts of their businesses? Greene King's Rooney Anand...

The Bottom Line - Reinvention and education

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2012
Evan Davis and guests look at the possibilities and opportunities of reinventing business, and swap thoughts on what they think our children should...

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An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Jun 2015
In this free course, An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), you will look at some institutional OER initiatives. These will include...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Jun 2015
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

Modern slavery

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Jun 2015
This free course focuses on the topic of modern slavery. It is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law and law-making process in England and Wales. It...

What is strategic human resource management?

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, What is strategic human resource management?, is about the interplay between decision making in HR and the multiple environments...

Basic science: understanding experiments

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.

Succeed in the workplace

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Moons

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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 Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 900 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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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Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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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Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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...

Top-up BA Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
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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Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Jun 2015
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...