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  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    By Karl Pike

    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single...

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    5 mins

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    10 May 2017

  • Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

    Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos Creative commons image Icon Chris Beckett under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single party create a collective perception of...
  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    By Marko Klašnja

    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career,...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 May 2017

  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career, with 60 percent of those implicated in...
  • What does President Macron mean for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Official LeWeb Photos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

    By Andrew Glencross

    A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of...

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    10 May 2017

  • What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

    What does President Macron mean for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Official LeWeb Photos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of the UK leaving the EU?
  • Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger Creative commons image Icon John Salmon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger

    It wasn't just farmers coming under pressure to vote against their interests in 1868, as this letter from the Daily...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 May 2017

  • Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger

    Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger Creative commons image Icon John Salmon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    It wasn't just farmers coming under pressure to vote against their interests in 1868, as this letter from the Daily News suggests
  • How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency? Creative commons image Icon Lorie Shaull under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    Last night [7th May 2017], Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. How did a...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 May 2017

  • How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency?

    How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency? Creative commons image Icon Lorie Shaull under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2017
    Last night [7th May 2017], Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. How did a man without an established party land the...
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    Dying Matters Awareness Week

    By The OpenLearn team

    Learn more about death and dying matters during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week: 8-14 May.

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    08 May 2017

  • Dying Matters Awareness Week

    Dying Matters Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Updated 08 May 2017
    Learn more about death and dying matters during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week: 8-14 May.
  • What makes people happy at work? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
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    04 May 2017

  • What makes people happy at work?

    What makes people happy at work? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    Experts identify what makes workers happy - and why it's important.
  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    By Laura Clancy

    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has...

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    04 May 2017

  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has learned how to play the media at its own game.
  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    By The OpenLearn team

    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 04 May 2017
    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and...
  • Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste? Creative commons image Icon Ivan2010 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Obsolete computer equipment creates a waste headache. Smashing it up into tiny, tiny particles might be the best way...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 May 2017

  • Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste?

    Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste? Creative commons image Icon Ivan2010 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 May 2017
    Obsolete computer equipment creates a waste headache. Smashing it up into tiny, tiny particles might be the best way of recycling, says new research.

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  • Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    04 Apr 2017

  • Exploring family health

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    Exploring family health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 Apr 2017

  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

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    Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    03 Apr 2017

  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 2

    This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2017

  • Succeed with maths – Part 2

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 03 Apr 2017
    This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you...
  • Parliament and the law

    How are rules made and who can influence this procedure? This free course, Parliament and the law, will introduce you to the rule-making processes...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Mar 2017

  • Parliament and the law

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    How are rules made and who can influence this procedure? This free course,...
  • Introduction to cyber security

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Mar 2017

  • Introduction to cyber security

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    Introduction to cyber security
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand...
  • Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    28 Mar 2017

  • Introduction to structural integrity

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    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    28 Mar 2017

  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on...
  • 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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2017

  • Early years team work and leadership

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    Early years team work and leadership
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Mar 2017
    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 May 2017
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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