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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...

The Bottom Line - Selling expertise

The Bottom Line - Selling expertise Creative commons image Credit: By Braden Kowitz via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2012
Do consumers have a choice when it comes to trusting companies? Should business be secular, or is there a place for religion? Evan...

Getting eyeballs onto your website

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Getting eyeballs onto your website Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Feb 2012
The founder of 99pShopper.com Suleman Sacranie shares his experience in setting up his website, and gives top tips to young entrepreneurs...

Diversionary tactics

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Sep 2010
With a history of surplus building materials ending up in landfill, Michael Close and Rebecca Owens talk about how their website - BuilderScrap.com...

Brick by brick

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
Matthew Bailey and Adrian Speller from Speller Metcalfe ecobuild discuss the proposed 2016 Code for Sustainable Homes, and explain how they are...

Finishing touches

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Finishing touches Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
José Manuel is from Madrid-based interior design company Cuarto. He illustrates how they use green design techniques, and highlights the...

Finding the eco solution

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
David Hunt, Sales and Marketing Director for Eco Environments Ltd, describes how his business is offering renewable energy solutions to help the...

Bringing down the house

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Sep 2010
Second-year Architecture students from The University of Nottingham talk about their work on the Nottingham House project - an example of how...

Raising the roof

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
Horticultural consultant for greenroof Alex Mortleman shows his passion for encouraging biodiversity and takes the OU's Joe Smith on a tour through...

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The role of the manager

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
This free course, The role of the manager, examines the manager role in theory and in practice. You will begin by considering two classic theories...

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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Basic science: understanding experiments Updated content
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...

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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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 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 02 Jul 2015
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...