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    Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before?

    By Professor David Rothery

    The recent announcement wasn't the first time astronomers have spoken about water on Mars - but this time, it's what...

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    26 Jul 2018

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    Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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    The recent announcement wasn't the first time astronomers have spoken about water on Mars - but this time, it's what's in the water that has excited NASA,...
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  • Is there a link between cultural background and water consumption?

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    Using smart water meters, Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, has identified water usage trends based on a variety of demographics....
  • The navigation apps that help the visually impaired

    By Dr Oliver Zanetti

    A technological revolution is underway improving the lives of many who may benefit from additional...

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  • The navigation apps that help the visually impaired

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2018
    A technological revolution is underway improving the lives of many who may benefit from additional assistance says human geographer, Dr...
  • Modern Slavery Quiz: Would You Prosecute?

    By Dr Simon Lavis

    Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century; it still continues today in every country. Take a look at...

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    25 Jul 2018

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    Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century; it still continues today in every country. Take a look at this scenario and decide whether you should...
  • Five smart technologies helping the visually impaired

    By Dr Oliver Zanetti

    Cutting-edge research is enabling the development of new potentially life-changing prototypes aimed at...

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  • Five smart technologies helping the visually impaired

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    Cutting-edge research is enabling the development of new potentially life-changing prototypes aimed at serving those with disabilities...
  • New Technology and Crime: Drones

    By Dr Simon Lavis

    How does the criminal law adapt to rapid changes in modern technology? Does the use of drones to fly drugs and other...

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    25 Jul 2018

  • New Technology and Crime: Drones

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Jul 2018
    How does the criminal law adapt to rapid changes in modern technology? Does the use of drones to fly drugs and other items into prisons challenge the...
  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health...

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    24 Jul 2018

  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2018
    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health solutions offered a way out of the mess.
  • How data is making our cities smarter

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    Data research may lead to more efficient, sustainable and democratic societies says Gillian Rose,...

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    24 Jul 2018

  • How data is making our cities smarter

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    Data research may lead to more efficient, sustainable and democratic societies says Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the...
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    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    By Hannah Moir, Chris Howe

    Another week lays ahead with much of the country hitting the 30s. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when...

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    23 Jul 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2018
    Another week lays ahead with much of the country hitting the 30s. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the mercury gets so high? Not if you're...
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    How do you know you are in a smart city?

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    Integrated urban technology is less apparent when it is functioning well says, Gillian Rose, Professor of Human...

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    23 Jul 2018

  • How do you know you are in a smart city?

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    Integrated urban technology is less apparent when it is functioning well says, Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of...

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    Taking your first steps into higher education

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    What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these...
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    In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • How to learn a language

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven

    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and...

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    03 Jul 2018

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    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This...
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    Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    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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    27 Jun 2018

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    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
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    Starting with law

    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You...

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    27 Jun 2018

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    Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating...

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    22 Jun 2018

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    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own...
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    Introducing philosophy

    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods...

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    22 Jun 2018

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    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course,...
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    Mosquito resistance to insecticides

    Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to selective pressure by considering how evolutionary change can...

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    22 Jun 2018

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    Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to...
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    Exploring equality and equity in education

    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    21 Jun 2018

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied...

    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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    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    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)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    BA (Honours) Youth Work
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    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
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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