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This Student Life

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This Student Life Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 3 hours 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 13 Oct 2016
Develop your healthcare practice by exploring opportunities and challenges faced in promoting healthy lifestyles and in caring for people with...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being...

Science: plants and people

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Science: plants and people Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 01 Feb 2016
This course explains why plants are important, examines their impact on everyday human life and considers some of the challenges that plant life...

Marketing in the 21st century

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Marketing in the 21st century Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 150 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course explores the issues that emerge from marketing planning and uses current theories and examples to show how organisations deal with...

An introduction to retail management and marketing

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An introduction to retail management and marketing Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Develop your knowledge of retail management and marketing by exploring the principle theories and concepts of retailing and examining the issues...

Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective

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Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 150 hours Updated 27 Sep 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course looks at the challenges of creating and developing entrepreneurial ventures and helps you develop your own venture or engage with other...