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  • Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics? Creative commons image Icon estillbham under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics?

    By Andy Price

    Andy Price believes that the 2017 election is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for UK politics to move beyond a...

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    25 Apr 2017

  • Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics?

    Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics? Creative commons image Icon estillbham under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Andy Price believes that the 2017 election is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for UK politics to move beyond a Tory/Labour duopoly.
  • Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton

    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?

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    24 Apr 2017

  • Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton

    Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?
  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    By Simon Sweeney

    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Apr 2017

  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody's taking much notice
  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Apr 2017

  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.
  • The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    The Life of Saint George

    By Reverend Alban Butler

    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Apr 2017

  • The Life of Saint George

    The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Apr 2017
    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron saint.
  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    By Scott Taylor

    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2017

  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small businesses an attractive target for bigger...
  • How will the General Election change Brexit? Creative commons image Icon European People's Party under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How will the General Election change Brexit?

    By Dr Kathryn Simpson

    With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2017

  • How will the General Election change Brexit?

    How will the General Election change Brexit? Creative commons image Icon European People's Party under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?
  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    By Pelumi Nubi

    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Apr 2017

  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies has exploited similar human...
  • Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing? Creative commons image Icon Scottish Government under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing?

    By Leslie Noble

    The challenges the election presents in Scotland may prove to be Theresa May's biggest risk, believes Will McDougall

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Apr 2017

  • Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing?

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    Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing? Creative commons image Icon Scottish Government under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    The challenges the election presents in Scotland may prove to be Theresa May's biggest risk, believes Will McDougall
  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    By Leslie Noble

    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Apr 2017

  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline panics.

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  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

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    Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Language in the real world

    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a knowledge about how language works (i.e. ‘linguistics’) is helpful –...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Language in the real world

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    Language in the real world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Courtesy © Neil Mitchell
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017
    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a...
  • Understanding musical scores

    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Mar 2017

  • Understanding musical scores

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    Understanding musical scores Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Emir Memedovski/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Mar 2017
    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to...
  • Water and human health

    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Mar 2017

  • Water and human health

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    Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although...
  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

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    Gaelic in modern Scotland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with...
  • Water for life

    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2017

  • Water for life

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    Water for life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up...
  • 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:

    13 Mar 2017

  • Understanding your sector

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    Understanding your sector Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Adapted from © Kittisak_Tamaras/iStockPhoto.com and © Rawpixel Ltd/iStockPhoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Mar 2017
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
  • OpenLearn Scotland

    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more about...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • OpenLearn Scotland

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 13 Mar 2017
    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to...
  • Building relationships with donors

    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's role. This free course, Building relationships with donors, will...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Mar 2017

  • Building relationships with donors

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    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's...

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    Foundation Degree in Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

    Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 May 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...
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