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  • 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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
    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.
  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    By Alan Shipman

    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Aug 2017

  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2017
    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan Shipman explains, low bond yields might...
  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    By Vicky Johnson

    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress can be measured by more closely...
  • After the General Election: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    After the General Election: A collection

    A short campaign, and a reversal of fortune. As politicians attempt to make sense of the new shape of the House of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jun 2017

  • After the General Election: A collection

    After the General Election: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    A short campaign, and a reversal of fortune. As politicians attempt to make sense of the new shape of the House of Commons, and find a way forward, dig into...
  • General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    General Election - 92Rewind

    By The OpenLearn team

    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • General Election - 92Rewind

    General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting a major sense of déjà vu...  
  • Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: alex grichenko

    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography?

    By Dr Samantha Pegg

    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr...

    Includes explicit content

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    Updated on:

    24 Nov 2016

  • Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Includes explicit content

    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: alex grichenko
    Updated 24 Nov 2016
    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr Samantha Pegg. Note that this article...
  • Inside The Commons Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Inside The Commons

    This major four-part series from inside the House Of Commons gives viewers unparalleled access to places where cameras are normally...

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    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2016

  • Inside The Commons

    Inside The Commons Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 30 Sep 2016
    This major four-part series from inside the House Of Commons gives viewers unparalleled access to places where cameras are normally forbidden.
  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Icon Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Icon Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.
  • Reviewing science funding Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Reviewing science funding

    By Richard Brooks

    Science and innovation: out of the frying pan and into the fire? Richard Brooks discusses the spending review and...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    03 Dec 2015

  • Reviewing science funding

    Reviewing science funding Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 03 Dec 2015
    Science and innovation: out of the frying pan and into the fire? Richard Brooks discusses the spending review and science funding.
  • Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet Creative commons image Icon markhillary under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license

    Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet

    By Michael Kitson

    Looking forward to this morning's budget, Michael Kitson suggests core Tory voters won't feel much pain. Not yet,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2015

  • Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet

    Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet Creative commons image Icon markhillary under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jul 2015
    Looking forward to this morning's budget, Michael Kitson suggests core Tory voters won't feel much pain. Not yet, anyway.

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  • ICTs: e-government

    www.....gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this free course, ICTs: e-government,...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • ICTs: e-government

    ICTs: e-government Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    www.....gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E...
  • What is politics?

    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It is dedicated primarily to answering the question of what politics...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2016

  • What is politics?

    What is politics?
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 07 Mar 2016
    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
  • Political ordering

    This free course, Political ordering, asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

  • Political ordering

    Political ordering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 24 Feb 2016
    This free course, Political ordering, asks questions about what states are and how...

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Understanding financial technologies

    Introductory level Updated 04 Dec 2017 Register by 01 May 2017
    Fintech, is a term that is used a lot but not necessarily understood by everyone...

    Introducing statistics

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Dec 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Today, more than ever, statistics is part of our lives. From this key introductory...
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