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  • What happens to the human body in space? Creative commons image Icon The Open Univeristy under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What happens to the human body in space?

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    It’s been a year since Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). But what happens...

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    What happens to the human body in space? Creative commons image Icon The Open Univeristy under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    It’s been a year since Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). But what happens to astronauts' bodies as a result...
  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on ...

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  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on weather satellites and predictions. 
  • Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility Creative commons image Icon henrikjon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility

    By John Garry

    What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?

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  • Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility

    Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility Creative commons image Icon henrikjon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?
  • There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters Creative commons image Icon UN member states negotiated late into the night before reaching consensus on the agreed conclusions of CSW 58, by UN Women, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters

    By Charlotte O'Brien

    It has emerged that the team being sent to Brussels to lead on talks to take Britain out of the EU includes just ...

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  • There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters

    There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters Creative commons image Icon UN member states negotiated late into the night before reaching consensus on the agreed conclusions of CSW 58, by UN Women, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    It has emerged that the team being sent to Brussels to lead on talks to take Britain out of the EU includes just one woman – out of nine named...
  • Business development skills for apprentices Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © julief514/iStockphoto.com

    Business development skills for apprentices

    Are you an apprentice who needs support in developing and improving your business skills? Whether you need to work on...

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  • Business development skills for apprentices

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    Are you an apprentice who needs support in developing and improving your business skills? Whether you need to work on your 'soft skills' (like...
  • Using digital tools to save languages Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Subhashish Panigrahi

    Using digital tools to save languages

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    Subhashish Panigrahi explains what he learned while documenting the language of his own community.

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  • Using digital tools to save languages

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    Subhashish Panigrahi explains what he learned while documenting the language of his own community.
  • For older people, the storms might abate but the harm persists Creative commons image Icon jillcarson.org under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    For older people, the storms might abate but the harm persists

    By Sue Anne Belle

    For older people, the effects of being caught in a natural disaster can remain long after the clear-up teams have...

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  • For older people, the storms might abate but the harm persists

    For older people, the storms might abate but the harm persists Creative commons image Icon jillcarson.org under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    For older people, the effects of being caught in a natural disaster can remain long after the clear-up teams have moved on. Sue Anne Belle explains why.
  • Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey? Creative commons image Icon The National Guard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey?

    By Andrew King

    It's been an event described as "historic" and "once in a thousand years" - but Andrew King explains why a changing...

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    29 Aug 2017

  • Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey?

    Should Houston prepare for more Hurricanes like Harvey? Creative commons image Icon The National Guard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    It's been an event described as "historic" and "once in a thousand years" - but Andrew King explains why a changing climate might mean Harvey may be a...
  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    By Daniel P Aldrich

    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011...

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    29 Aug 2017

  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011 show the value of social networks in...
  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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    28 Aug 2017

  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films
    Updated 28 Aug 2017
    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    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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    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
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    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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  • Presenting information

    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains...

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    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and...
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    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Jul 2017
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
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    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Jul 2017
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
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    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of crime control, provides the opportunity to listen to an argument...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Jul 2017

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    How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology 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 18 Sep 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...

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    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 18 Sep 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 18 Sep 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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