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  • How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: WerbeFabrik

    How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union?

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    You've seen the bus. You've heard the arguments. But what does the Office For National Statistics say about the UK's...

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    16 Jan 2018

  • How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union?

    How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: WerbeFabrik New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jan 2018
    You've seen the bus. You've heard the arguments. But what does the Office For National Statistics say about the UK's actual net contribution to the EU budget?
  • There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early! Creative commons image Icon By planetchopstick under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    16 Jan 2018

  • There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early!

    There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early! Creative commons image Icon By planetchopstick under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2018
    Schools and parents all over the world need to change how they treat teenagers says The Open University's Honorary Associate in Sleep, Circadian and...
  • Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing Creative commons image Icon Michael McCauslin under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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  • Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

    Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing Creative commons image Icon Michael McCauslin under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed reviews in 1987 before going...
  • Martin Luther King Day Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain

    Martin Luther King Day

    The third Monday of January each year is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Look into civil rights and what makes a...

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  • Martin Luther King Day

    Martin Luther King Day Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain Updated content
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    The third Monday of January each year is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Look into civil rights and what makes a great speech with our related content....
  • Mortgage vs rent Creative commons image Icon Paul Mison under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Mortgage vs rent

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    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.

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  • Mortgage vs rent

    Mortgage vs rent Creative commons image Icon Paul Mison under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.
  • Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship Creative commons image Icon Giota Alevizou under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship

    By Dr Giota Alevizou, Lucia Scazzocchio

    The expression of emotion is key to the spread of declarations online. But can online identities really address the...

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  • Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship

    Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship Creative commons image Icon Giota Alevizou under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The expression of emotion is key to the spread of declarations online. But can online identities really address the difficult political realities of...
  • Rome Unpacked Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Rome Unpacked

    Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Rome for the greatest food and art that they can find.

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  • Rome Unpacked

    Rome Unpacked Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
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    Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Rome for the greatest food and art that they can find.
  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: OltreCreativeAgency

    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

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    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.
  • Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…? Creative commons image Icon Photo by Andrew (Local Boy Done Good) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…?

    By Dr Richard A Marsden

    Dr Richard Marsden of the Open University’s History department recently contributed to Putting Henry on the Map, a...

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  • Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…?

    Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…? Creative commons image Icon Photo by Andrew (Local Boy Done Good) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2018
    Dr Richard Marsden of the Open University’s History department recently contributed to Putting Henry on the Map, a BBC Radio Wales programme about the...
  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    By Verenardo Meeme

    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags?...

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  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an...

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  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
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    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

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    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
  • Surviving the winter

    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms...

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Jan 2018
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...
  • Hearing

    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This free...

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  • Hearing

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    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of...
  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity, explores the impact of technology on children’s physical activity...

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  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

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    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity,...
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    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...

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  • Leadership and followership

    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognise common leadership challenges, and...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Jan 2018
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
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    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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  • Smart cities

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

    Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt
    Duration 600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

    Diploma in Paramedic Science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Professional Certificate in Management

    Professional Certificate in Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 700 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
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    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
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    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
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    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...
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