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  • The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal Creative commons image Icon DUP Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal

    Yesterday [26th June] the Conservatives signed a deal which earns Theresa May the support of Northern Ireland's DUP...

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    27 Jun 2017

  • The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal

    The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal Creative commons image Icon DUP Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2017
    Yesterday [26th June] the Conservatives signed a deal which earns Theresa May the support of Northern Ireland's DUP MPs. A range of academics offer their...
  • Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    27 Jun 2017

  • Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel

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    Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2017
    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
  • How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay

    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    By Hannah Moir, Chris Howe

    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to...

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    26 Jun 2017

  • How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the...
  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha...

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  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of...
  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    By Professor Jan Draper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co...

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    26 Jun 2017

  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co-production 'The Big C & Me'.
  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    By Ben Williams

    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben...

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    22 Jun 2017

  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben Williams' view, it showed a wounded prime...
  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    By Nick McKerrell

    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to...

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    22 Jun 2017

  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to terms, there may be another block to...
  • Shakespeare: For All Time?

    By Dr Edmund King

    A current production of Julius Caesar is causing controversy in the USA for allegedly depicting Donald Trump's murder...

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    22 Jun 2017

  • Shakespeare: For All Time?

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    A current production of Julius Caesar is causing controversy in the USA for allegedly depicting Donald Trump's murder, but what does this tell us about the...
  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...

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  • 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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    11 May 2017

  • Exercise and mental health

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 May 2017
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Challenging ideas in mental health

    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 May 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 10 May 2017
    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging...
  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This free course,...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 09 May 2017
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Understanding depression and anxiety

    In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders –...

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    08 May 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 May 2017
    In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk...
  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 May 2017

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    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    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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    05 May 2017

  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 05 May 2017
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Applying social work skills in practice

    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 May 2017

  • Applying social work skills in practice

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 05 May 2017
    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the...
  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 May 2017

  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 03 May 2017
    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
  • Introducing research in law and beyond

    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Apr 2017

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    Introducing research in law and beyond
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    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce...
  • Psychology in the 21st century

    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Apr 2017

  • Psychology in the 21st century

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Apr 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...

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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 24 Jul 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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    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    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 24 Jul 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 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 24 Jul 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 24 Jul 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 24 Jul 2017
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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