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This Student Life

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This Student Life Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 03 Apr 2014
What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? ...

The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse

The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse Copyrighted image Credit: Axstokes | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 19 Feb 2013
Evan and guests discuss the challenges of doing business in and out of Africa.

This sporting life: making connections

This sporting life: making connections Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2012
Kath Woodward argues that sport is not only about performance, competition, winning and losing; it is also deeply embedded in social relations

BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011

BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2011
Dr Joe Smith introduces the winners of the Creative Climate student short film competition run by the BBC and OU during 2011.

Business Bursts: Failure

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Business Bursts: Failure Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2011
There's many reasons why even great companies can fail—and a difficult economy can exacerbate the problems

David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

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David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
"This year, we won't have the problem of the World Cup but we can still have the summer sale"

Take the Bang challenges

Take the Bang challenges Copyrighted image Credit: Janet Sumner
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 May 2010
Can you use your scientific knowledge and know-how to get the Bang! team out a series of sticky situations?

Bang challenge: Help Liz break through the rocks

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Bang challenge: Help Liz break through the rocks Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
Trapped behind layers of rock, can you use your knowledge of fossils to set Liz free?

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Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this degree course enables you to top up your...

Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking about studying a health sciences degree, this Certificate of...

BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice

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BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
If you’re a registered nurse, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice offers a practical way to take your career forward – enabling you to step up to an...

Extending your contribution to healthcare practice

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Extending your contribution to healthcare practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 15 Oct 2015
Develop your healthcare practice by exploring opportunities and challenges faced in promoting healthy lifestyles and in caring for people with...

Science: plants and people

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Science: plants and people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 01 Feb 2015
This course explains why plants are important, examines their impact on everyday human life and considers some of the challenges that plant life...

Technology strategy

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Technology strategy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 30 Sep 2015
This module concerns technology strategy in public or private sector organisations. It considers the challenges of technology, introducing...

Changing cities: urban transitions and decision making

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Changing cities: urban transitions and decision making Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
This course enables you to explore how environmental changes, economic instability, limited resources and other challenges impact on our cities,...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being...

Strategic management in life sciences and healthcare

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Strategic management in life sciences and healthcare Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Introduces you to the business and operational aspects of the life science industry and helps you understand the challenges and conventional wisdom...