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  • History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration Creative commons image Icon Alisdare Hickson under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    18 Apr 2018

  • History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration

    History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration Creative commons image Icon Alisdare Hickson under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    Britain’s struggle to come to terms with immigration is starting to look like a case of history repeating itself argues Dr Tendayi Bloom and Dr...
  • Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough Creative commons image Icon Virhemarginaali Podcast under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough

    By Dr Philippa Waterhouse, Sarah Burkill

    Only a small minority of LGBT young people learn about sexual health in the classroom, which could put them...

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    20 Apr 2018

  • Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough

    Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough Creative commons image Icon Virhemarginaali Podcast under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2018
    Only a small minority of LGBT young people learn about sexual health in the classroom, which could put them at risk. 
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    How can we help you?

    Do you have a question that you'd like to ask the OpenLearn team? Look no further, we're here to help.

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  • How can we help you?

    How can we help you? Creative commons image Icon Pixabay under CC0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2018
    Do you have a question that you'd like to ask the OpenLearn team? Look no further, we're here to help.
  • Civilisations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nutopia

    Civilisations

    Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore the visual culture of societies around the globe.

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Civilisations

    Civilisations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nutopia Updated content
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    Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore the visual culture of societies around the globe.
  • Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt

    Hacking under your skin?

    By Mike Richards

    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Hacking under your skin?

    Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.
  • How can you turn desert into farmland? Creative commons image Icon Tim Zachernuk under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    How can you turn desert into farmland?

    By Richard Blaustein

    Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production,...

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  • How can you turn desert into farmland?

    How can you turn desert into farmland? Creative commons image Icon Tim Zachernuk under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production, erosion, and more, affecting the lives of...
  • Soil as the book of nature Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt

    Soil as the book of nature

    By Dr Yoseph Araya

    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it...

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  • Soil as the book of nature

    Soil as the book of nature Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.
  • Review: Europe Reset Creative commons image Icon Dino Giordano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Review: Europe Reset

    By Richard Berry

    In Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, Richard Youngs looks at the issue of democracy in Europe, identifying a...

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  • Review: Europe Reset

    Review: Europe Reset Creative commons image Icon Dino Giordano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    In Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, Richard Youngs looks at the issue of democracy in Europe, identifying a crisis rooted in alienation from the...
  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City Creative commons image Icon Ron Reiring under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    By John Tomaney

    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the...

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    18 Apr 2018

  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City Creative commons image Icon Ron Reiring under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the city. Drawing upon two aspects of the...
  • Review: The Digital Academic - Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: geralt
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  • Review: The Digital Academic - Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education

    Review: The Digital Academic - Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: geralt New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    Eschewing the polarising perspectives that often characterise discussions of digital technologies in academia, The Digital Academic: Critical Perspectives on...

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  • Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    21 Apr 2018

  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 21 Apr 2018
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Brighton Pavilion

    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Apr 2018

  • Brighton Pavilion

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 20 Apr 2018
    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at...
  • 'Land grab': an environmental issue?

    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental problems are entangled with economic and political issues and...

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  • 'Land grab': an environmental issue?

    'Land grab': an environmental issue? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Tobias Helbig/ iStockphoto Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental...
  • 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

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    19 Apr 2018

  • The value of coffee

    The value of coffee Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Making decisions

    Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Making decisions

    Making decisions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions...
  • IT: Information

    BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN. We live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This free course, IT: Information, will look at how news...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

  • IT: Information

    IT: Information Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN. We live in an era where news has become almost...
  • IT: Technology news

    To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising...

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  • IT: Technology news

    IT: Technology news Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study...
  • IT in everyday life

    We now live in a global village where distance is no longer a barrier to commercial or social contact. This free course, IT in everyday life, will...

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    19 Apr 2018

  • IT in everyday life

    IT in everyday life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    We now live in a global village where distance is no longer a barrier to...
  • IT: e-government

    You can now access government directly through the web. While studying this free course, IT: e-government, you look at the scope of e-government,...

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    19 Apr 2018

  • IT: e-government

    IT: e-government Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    You can now access government directly through the web. While studying this free...
  • IT: device to device communication

    Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet, WiFi; are they terms that mean nothing to you? IT: device to device communication, is a free course...

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    19 Apr 2018

  • IT: device to device communication

    IT: device to device communication Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet, WiFi; are they terms that mean nothing...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    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 16 Apr 2018
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    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 16 Apr 2018
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    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 16 Apr 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    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 16 Apr 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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