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  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    By Mark Widdowson

    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to...

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  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to help them? Mark Widdowson has some advice.
  • After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After Manchester: The strength of the city

    By Caroline Cheetham

    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham...

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  • After Manchester: The strength of the city

    After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham tells how a Northern city rallied in the...
  • After Manchester: Pause, and carry on Creative commons image Icon guitarfish under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    After Manchester: Pause, and carry on

    By Andy Price

    The terror attack in Manchester has brought a temporary halt to the 2017 General Election campaign. But when politics...

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  • After Manchester: Pause, and carry on

    After Manchester: Pause, and carry on Creative commons image Icon guitarfish under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The terror attack in Manchester has brought a temporary halt to the 2017 General Election campaign. But when politics resumes, we're going to have to face...
  • After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services?

    By Dan Lomas

    The apparent sophistication of the terror attack on the Ariana Grande gig builds pressure on security services, says...

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    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services?

    After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The apparent sophistication of the terror attack on the Ariana Grande gig builds pressure on security services, says Dan Lomas.
  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    By David Lowe

    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.

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    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.
  • Order your free poster, 'A City in the Making' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Order your free poster, 'A City in the Making'

    By Dr Nick Bingham, Dr George Revill

    Order your free 'A City in the Making' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway'.

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  • Order your free poster, 'A City in the Making'

    Order your free poster, 'A City in the Making' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University New content
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    Order your free 'A City in the Making' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway'.
  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    By Bill Buchanan

    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks....

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    23 May 2017

  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 May 2017
    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks. Bill Buchanan explains why.
  • Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Smart Cities MK Project

    Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making

    By Dr Nick Bingham

    Nick Bingham discusses 'smart cities' and how digital technologies are changing the ways in which cities are planned...

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    23 May 2017

  • Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making

    Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Smart Cities MK Project New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 May 2017
    Nick Bingham discusses 'smart cities' and how digital technologies are changing the ways in which cities are planned and maintained.
  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.

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    22 May 2017

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.
  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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  • Digital forensics

    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data...

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 May 2017
    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business...
  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ...

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  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 22 May 2017
    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised...
  • 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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    21 May 2017

  • The value of coffee

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 21 May 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    20 May 2017

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © boggy22 (via iStockPhoto.com) Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 May 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Can renewable energy power the world?

    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles...

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    18 May 2017

  • Can renewable energy power the world?

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    Can renewable energy power the world? Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 May 2017
    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies....
  • Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

    Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements....

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 May 2017

  • Understanding language and learning

    Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    17 May 2017

  • Understanding language and learning

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    Understanding language and learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © davidf / iStockphoto.com Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 May 2017
    Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or...
  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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    17 May 2017

  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 May 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood, perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

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    Exploring books for children: words and pictures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Courtesy of Jackie Tuck Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 May 2017
    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
  • Hearing

    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This free...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    16 May 2017

  • Hearing

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 May 2017
    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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