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  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Blue Planet II

    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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    24 Nov 2017

  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Nov 2017
    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.
  • Sunlight powered food: key for life on Earth Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Jeff Schmaltz, NASA.

    Sunlight powered food: key for life on Earth

    By Dr Pallavi Anand

    One chemical process, with energy from sun, is responsible for nearly all life on Earth, Pallavi Anand explains why...

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    24 Nov 2017

  • Sunlight powered food: key for life on Earth

    Sunlight powered food: key for life on Earth Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Jeff Schmaltz, NASA. New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Nov 2017
    One chemical process, with energy from sun, is responsible for nearly all life on Earth, Pallavi Anand explains why that is the case.
  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gillespie - Wall to Wall media Ltd

    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

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    23 Nov 2017

  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gillespie - Wall to Wall media Ltd Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?
  • How do we measure personality? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    How do we measure personality?

    By Professor Brendan Burchell

     An agreed framework is vital for measuring personality, says Brendan Burchell.

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    23 Nov 2017

  • How do we measure personality?

    How do we measure personality? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
     An agreed framework is vital for measuring personality, says Brendan Burchell.
  • Is personality the only factor in how we behave? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
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  • Is personality the only factor in how we behave?

    Is personality the only factor in how we behave? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
    Personality type isn't the only influence on how we behave, explains Brendan Burchell.
  • Does your personality influence your career? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    Does your personality influence your career?

    By Professor Brendan Burchell

    There's more than one reason why your personality might influence the job you do, explains Brendan Burchell.

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    23 Nov 2017

  • Does your personality influence your career?

    Does your personality influence your career? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
    There's more than one reason why your personality might influence the job you do, explains Brendan Burchell.
  • Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: TheDigitalArtist

    Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn

    Get to grips with systems thinking - dip into our wide range of resources here on OpenLearn

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  • Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn

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    Get to grips with systems thinking - dip into our wide range of resources here on OpenLearn
  • The budget warns about danger ahead Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: aitoff

    The budget warns about danger ahead

    By Costas Milas, Michael Ellington

    Whether you support Britain’s exit from the EU or not, the current situation is not good news, say Michael Ellington...

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    23 Nov 2017

  • The budget warns about danger ahead

    The budget warns about danger ahead Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: aitoff New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
    Whether you support Britain’s exit from the EU or not, the current situation is not good news, say Michael Ellington and Costas Milas.
  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current...

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    22 Nov 2017

  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

    Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2017
    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current government.
  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

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    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s...

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  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2017
    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the...

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  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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  • In the night sky: Orion

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Nov 2017
    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget...

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  • Managing my money for young adults

    Managing my money for young adults Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eva-Katalin/iStockPhoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Nov 2017
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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    23 Nov 2017

  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    Succeed with maths – Part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Nov 2017
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments,...

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    24 hours

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    Legal skills and debates in Scotland Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 21 Nov 2017
    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are...
  • Surviving the winter

    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms...

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    20 Nov 2017

  • Surviving the winter

    Surviving the winter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...
  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community...

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    18 Nov 2017

  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

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    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 18 Nov 2017
    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a...
  • Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    18 hours

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    17 Nov 2017

  • Smart cities

    Smart cities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © vladimir zakharov/Getty Images Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 17 Nov 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Comparing stars

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an...

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    16 hours

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    14 Nov 2017

  • Comparing stars

    Comparing stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour...
  • Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of...

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    6 hours

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    13 Nov 2017

  • Introducing public health

    Introducing public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alex Proimos in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Licence Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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