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  • Pulling the trigger on Article 50 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0.

    Pulling the trigger on Article 50

    By Anne Wesemann

    What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the...

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  • Pulling the trigger on Article 50

    Pulling the trigger on Article 50 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0. New content
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    What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the proceedings.
  • Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views Creative commons image Icon Britt Reints under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views

    OpenLearn is committed to being a space where everyone can share and learn. Here's why, and what that means.

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  • Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views

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    OpenLearn is committed to being a space where everyone can share and learn. Here's why, and what that means.
  • How to withdraw from the European Union Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How to withdraw from the European Union

    By Anne Wesemann

    Theresa May is triggering Article 50 next week. So what is Article 50 and what does triggering it actually mean? Anne...

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  • How to withdraw from the European Union

    How to withdraw from the European Union Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Updated content
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    Theresa May is triggering Article 50 next week. So what is Article 50 and what does triggering it actually mean? Anne Wesemann explains. 
  • The delivery service to fix your brain

    By Conor McQuaid

    How can we make sure drugs get to where they are needed in the body? Open University PhD student Conor McQuaid...

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  • The delivery service to fix your brain

    The delivery service to fix your brain New content
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    How can we make sure drugs get to where they are needed in the body? Open University PhD student Conor McQuaid explains one way in which scientists can...
  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    By Aisling Irwin

    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the...

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  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the poorest in the world, says Aisling Irwin.
  • International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com

    International Day of Happiness

    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people....

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  • International Day of Happiness

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    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy on the...
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the...

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    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...
  • Relationships at work

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.

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  • Relationships at work

    Relationships at work New content
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    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.
  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

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    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.

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  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

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    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.
  • Care for the elderly

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Peter Bloom looks at the main contemporary challenges for elderly care.

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  • Care for the elderly

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    Peter Bloom looks at the main contemporary challenges for elderly care.

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  • Language in the real world

    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a knowledge about how language works (i.e. ‘linguistics’) is helpful –...

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    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a...
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  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way...

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    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with...
  • Water for life

    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for...

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    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up...
  • Understanding your sector

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
  • Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Mar 2017
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • OpenLearn Scotland

    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more about...

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    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to...
  • Building relationships with donors

    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's role. This free course, Building relationships with donors, will...

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    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's...
  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    English grammar in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Professional Certificate in Management

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    Professional Certificate in Management
    Duration 700 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...
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