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  • Week 7 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Week 7 Civilisations: The debate

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    Emma Barker, a Senior Lecturer in Art History, will be reflecting on episode seven of Civilisations on Friday...

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  • Week 7 Civilisations: The debate

    Week 7 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
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    Emma Barker, a Senior Lecturer in Art History, will be reflecting on episode seven of Civilisations on Friday 13th April between 12pm - 2pm. Let us know...
  • How should Rwanda remember the genocide? Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones, PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How should Rwanda remember the genocide?

    By Samantha Lakin

    Up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered during the genocide of 1994. A quarter of a century on,...

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  • How should Rwanda remember the genocide?

    How should Rwanda remember the genocide? Creative commons image Icon Adam Jones, PhD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered during the genocide of 1994. A quarter of a century on, how does Rwanda memorialise that event?
  • How might Brexit shape the Scottish economy? Creative commons image Icon James F Clay under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How might Brexit shape the Scottish economy?

    Leading experts analyse how Brexit may change the Scotish economy and how the fall in the value of the pound is...

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  • How might Brexit shape the Scottish economy?

    How might Brexit shape the Scottish economy? Creative commons image Icon James F Clay under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Leading experts analyse how Brexit may change the Scotish economy and how the fall in the value of the pound is good news for exporters, but bad news...
  • How might a hard or soft Brexit affect the UK? Creative commons image Icon Max Speed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How might a hard or soft Brexit affect the UK?

    As the negotiations of the United Kingdom's departure from The European Union continue, experts from Scotland...

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  • How might a hard or soft Brexit affect the UK?

    How might a hard or soft Brexit affect the UK? Creative commons image Icon Max Speed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    As the negotiations of the United Kingdom's departure from The European Union continue, experts from Scotland analyse some of the possible outcomes...
  • Welcome to nowhere special Creative commons image Icon Mike under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Welcome to nowhere special

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    Ingrid Piller despairs of the rise of banal cosmopolitainism

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  • Welcome to nowhere special

    Welcome to nowhere special Creative commons image Icon Mike under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Ingrid Piller despairs of the rise of banal cosmopolitainism
  • How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coastguard

    How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit?

    By Rahel Cramer

    The framing of the national debate around Brexit owed a debt to coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, says...

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  • How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit?

    How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coastguard New content
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    The framing of the national debate around Brexit owed a debt to coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, says Rahel Cramer.
  • How do natural disasters affect mental health? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coast Guard

    How do natural disasters affect mental health?

    By Jane Palmer

    Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for...

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  • How do natural disasters affect mental health?

    How do natural disasters affect mental health? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coast Guard New content
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    Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters. Jane Palmer...
  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site? Creative commons image Icon Veronica Olivotto under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more...

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  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site? Creative commons image Icon Veronica Olivotto under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
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    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more recent ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ tours seen as...
  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

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    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts...

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  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
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    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.
  • Full Steam Ahead Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: LION TV

    Full Steam Ahead

    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam...

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  • Full Steam Ahead

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    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the...

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  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic...
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  • Succeed with maths – Part 2

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    This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you...
  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

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  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

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    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • Modern slavery

    This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to...

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  • Modern slavery

    Modern slavery Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Richard D Kaplan Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 15 Apr 2018
    This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the...
  • Teaching for good behaviour

    The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our students. This free course, Teaching for good behaviour, considers...

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  • Teaching for good behaviour

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    The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behaviour of our...
  • Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the key ideas and practices of mindfulness, describes how it is...

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  • Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

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    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the...
  • Primary science: supporting children’s learning

    Science is a key subject area in primary education curriculum frameworks. This free course, Primary science: supporting children's learning,...

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    Science is a key subject area in primary education curriculum frameworks. This...
  • Accessibility of eLearning

    It is part of a teaching professional's skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This free course, Accessibility of...

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    It is part of a teaching professional's skills to understand the needs of a...
  • Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?

    This free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, starts a debate to support the decision-making process around openness and the...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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