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What's it like being a cancer social worker?

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What's it like being a cancer social worker? Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 May 2016
Open University graduate, Deanne Yarnold-Hill, tell us in this video interview how she became a social worker for those affected by...

What's it like being a cancer nurse?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 May 2016
Watch these short videos where Open University graduates Anne Hampton and Vikkie Allan tell us what their roles in medical oncology and...

Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 May 2016
Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?

Vanessa Berlowitz - Earth in Vision

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Vanessa Berlowitz, world-renowned wildlife film producer and director, talks inspiration, archive and her optimist for the Earth. 

Alastair Fothergill - Earth in Vision

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Alastair Fothergill, former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit and Series Producer of 'The Blue Planet', 'Planet Earth' and Executive Producer of...

Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

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Updated 14 May 2016
David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

Sir David Attenborough - Earth in Vision

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Sir David Attenborough - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 06 May 2016
Sir David Attenborough discusses his inspiration, regrets, CGI, digital archive and the future of the planet. 

Sir David Attenborough and The Open University

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 May 2016
Sir David Attenborough and The Open University have had a long-standing relationship since the university's birth. David explains how that...

Desmond Morris - Earth In Vision

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Desmond Morris - Earth In Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 04 May 2016
Pioneer of natural history television Desmond Morris discusses Zoo Time, digital archive, David Attenborough, climate change, human...

Joe Smith - Earth In Vision Introduction

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 May 2016
Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at The Open University, introduces Earth in Vision and explains why it is so valuable. 

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Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 May 2016
This free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four nation-state constitutions from around the world:...

Technology, innovation and management

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

Energy in buildings

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Energy in buildings
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 28 Apr 2016
Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

Different types of business

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

Software and the law

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to software and its use, taking a global perspective. ...

Basic science: understanding numbers

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Basic science: understanding numbers
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything...

Managing my investments

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Managing my investments Copyrighted image Copyright: istock
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
Gain the skills to manage your investments: analyse portfolio risk and plan your pension, with this free online course.

Start writing fiction: characters and stories

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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating...

Basic science: understanding experiments

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Basic science: understanding experiments
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...