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  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

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    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK...

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    13 Jun 2017

  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry
  • How did the election look from Europe? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimediaimages

    How did the election look from Europe?

    By Dr Patricia Hogwood

    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?

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  • How did the election look from Europe?

    How did the election look from Europe? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimediaimages New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?
  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

    By Dr James Warren

    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors....

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  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

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    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors. Vote for your favourite in our poll....
  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    By Laurie MacFarlane

    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie...

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  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie MacFarlane shares his personal view on...
  • After the General Election: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    After the General Election: A collection

    A short campaign, and a reversal of fortune. As politicians attempt to make sense of the new shape of the House of...

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    12 Jun 2017

  • After the General Election: A collection

    After the General Election: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    A short campaign, and a reversal of fortune. As politicians attempt to make sense of the new shape of the House of Commons, and find a way forward, dig into...
  • How good were the pollster's predictions? Creative commons image Icon Manuel M. Vicente from Spain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How good were the pollster's predictions?

    By Leighton Vaughan Williams

    As politicians try to make sense of the results of the 2017 General Election, how well did the polls give us a guide...

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    12 Jun 2017

  • How good were the pollster's predictions?

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    How good were the pollster's predictions? Creative commons image Icon Manuel M. Vicente from Spain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    As politicians try to make sense of the results of the 2017 General Election, how well did the polls give us a guide to the final result? Leighton Vaughan...
  • May's lost her majority - so what happens now? Creative commons image Icon Policy Exchange under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    May's lost her majority - so what happens now?

    By Andy Price

    Andy Price takes a first stab at what might happen following the surprise result of yesterday's election

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    09 Jun 2017

  • May's lost her majority - so what happens now?

    May's lost her majority - so what happens now? Creative commons image Icon Policy Exchange under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2017
    Andy Price takes a first stab at what might happen following the surprise result of yesterday's election
  • What is a confidence and supply government? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photos.com

    What is a confidence and supply government?

    By Jonathan Kirkup

    One again, there's suggestions we might find ourselves with a confidence-and-supply government. What does that...

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    08 Jun 2017

  • What is a confidence and supply government?

    What is a confidence and supply government? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2017
    One again, there's suggestions we might find ourselves with a confidence-and-supply government. What does that actually mean - and what does it mean for you?...
  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com

    What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free...

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    08 Jun 2017

  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

    What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Jun 2017
    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free learning experience for everyone. We would...
  • General Election 2017: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    General Election 2017: A collection

    An extraordinary period in British political life, as seen by OpenLearn. Dig into our election coverage from the...

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    07 Jun 2017

  • General Election 2017: A collection

    General Election 2017: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2017
    An extraordinary period in British political life, as seen by OpenLearn. Dig into our election coverage from the seven-week campaign nobody was expecting.

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
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    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 06 Jun 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • An introduction to interaction design

    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the Web and the Internet of Things, interactive products have become part of everyday life....

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    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the Web and the Internet of...
  • Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and...

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    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the...
  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife,...

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    Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 30 May 2017
    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
  • Digital forensics

    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data...

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    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business...
  • Manufacturing

    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...

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    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are...
  • Design thinking

    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

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    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better?...
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    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can...

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    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

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    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)

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

    BA/BSc Open degree

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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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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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