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  • Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit?

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Explore your opinions alongside experts and other learners, to see whether a vote to leave the EU...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2018
    Explore your opinions alongside experts and other learners, to see whether a vote to leave the EU should have taken place.
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    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    28 Aug 2018

  • Brexit's two tribes: can they be brought together?

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Aug 2018
    Is there a third way that the country can unite around?
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    Angel Breed

    By Dr David Robinson, Dr Mark Hirst

    Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish.

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    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Aug 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 Aug 2018
    Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish.
  • Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

    By Dr Leslie Budd

    A Brexit settlement is dependent on Northern Ireland and Dr Leslie Budd discusses the complexed border issue.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Aug 2018

  • Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Aug 2018
    A Brexit settlement is dependent on Northern Ireland and Dr Leslie Budd discusses the complexed border issue.
  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2018

  • Brexit: What’s this fine mess you’ve gotten us into? (Apologies to Laurel and Hardy)

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2018
    It's been over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. What's the current situation with Brexit? Professor Norman Clark provides an update.
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2018

  • The hostile environment for immigrants is drawn from a well of taken-for-granted assumptions

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2018
    Are vulnerable citizens being neglected by the elite who can decide their fate? Dave Middleton investigates.
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    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    By The OpenLearn team

    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2018

  • Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.
  • How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement?

    By Leah Kardos

    Aretha Franklin's death last week saw the loss not just of a sublime singer, but also one of key figures in the US...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2018

  • How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Aretha Franklin's death last week saw the loss not just of a sublime singer, but also one of key figures in the US Civil Rights movement. Leah Kardos pays...
  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

    By Sarah Vicary

    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2018

  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the system.
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    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    With prisons and the justice system in the headlines once more, Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    With prisons and the justice system in the headlines once more, Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.

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    Listening to young children: supporting transition

    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will explore ways of listening to children in order to support their...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    23 Aug 2018

  • Listening to young children: supporting transition

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2018
    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will...
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    Living psychology: animal minds

    Does your pet cat or dog experience emotions the same way you do? Can non-human animals solve complex problems? To what extent do other species...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2018

  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free course, An introduction to death, dying and grief, invites you...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2018

  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

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    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Aug 2018
    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free...
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    Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: Getting...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2018

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    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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    The Sun

    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This free course will help you to explore the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2018

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    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and...
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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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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Leadership and followership

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
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    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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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
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    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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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Introducing the voluntary sector

    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Introducing the voluntary sector

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    Introducing the voluntary sector
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of...
  • Succeed in the workplace

    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Succeed in the workplace

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    Succeed in the workplace
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be...

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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 24 Sep 2018
    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
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    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)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    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 Open
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    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)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Sep 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

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Sep 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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