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The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

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The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Feb 2013
Would you give up a successful career to work for a charity? Can art save a community? Over the course of the last century Detroit moved from being...

Looking through the glass floor

Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Mar 2012
John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit the news, he writes about how...

The Bottom Line - Cars and money

The Bottom Line - Cars and money Creative commons image Credit: jon's pics under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2012
Evan Davis and guests consider the problems of making cars, and the problem of how much money certain people make.

Learning at Work Day 2011

Learning at Work Day 2011 Copyrighted image Credit: Adult Learners Week
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2011
Learning at Work Day is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning (CfL) as part of Adult Learners' Week. Delve into these...

Introducing Richard Sennett

Introducing Richard Sennett Creative commons image Credit: Ars Electronica under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Apr 2011
The polymath Richard Sennett offers new ways of thinking about how society produces, consumes and the way we work now.

OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit

OU on the BBC: Justice: Freedom Versus Fit Creative commons image Credit: thecareersgroup under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2011
If there's a place for us in society into which we fit best, does that mean we have any choice in what we do?

Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing

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Leslie Budd on... being seen to do nothing Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2010
For some, it's not enough to have time off, you have to be seen doing nothing.

Susy Wandera's story

Susy Wandera's story Creative commons image Credit: Community / CC BY-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2009
Explore the personal side of climate change with Susy Wandera's diary entry.

Evan Davis on... jobs for life

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Evan Davis on... jobs for life Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2009
Sometimes, a new face can be just as useful to an employer as an old hand, says Evan Davis, presenter of The Bottom Line. The tricky part is to get...

Can masters and mistresses of the corporate universe connect with mere mortals?

Can masters and mistresses of the corporate universe connect with mere mortals? Copyrighted image Credit: Photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jul 2009
During the recent recession, have managers failed to communicate and consult with their workforce?

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Remaking the relations of work and welfare

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Remaking the relations of work and welfare Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Jul 2011
How do ‘welfare to work’ programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This unit looks at how participation...

Contemporary Wales

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Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2011
This unit provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

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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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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 of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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 Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...

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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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...