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  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    By Emily Falconer

    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down...

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    27 Feb 2017

  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down the country, explains Emily Falconer.
  • Gold: Medicine for the Brain

    By Nayab Fatima

    Once used for decoration in the ancient world, discover why gold particles are now considered treasure in the world...

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Gold: Medicine for the Brain

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Once used for decoration in the ancient world, discover why gold particles are now considered treasure in the world of medicine...
  • Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords

    By Meg Russell, Dr Richard Heffernan

    An interview with Meg Russell, an expert in the workings of the House of Lords. 

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    An interview with Meg Russell, an expert in the workings of the House of Lords. 
  • Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (www.scistyle.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system

    By Sonia Azeggagh

    Ever heard of CRISPR/Cas9? OU research student, Sonia Azeggagh, explains the impact of this genome editing technology...

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system

    Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (www.scistyle.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Ever heard of CRISPR/Cas9? OU research student, Sonia Azeggagh, explains the impact of this genome editing technology on biology and medicine:
  • Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing

    By Sonia Azeggagh

    Why would scientists want to alter the DNA of organisms or cells? One OU Ph.D. student explains all you need to know...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing

    Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Why would scientists want to alter the DNA of organisms or cells? One OU Ph.D. student explains all you need to know about genome editing...
  • Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA Creative commons image Icon By Nogas1974 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

    By Stephen Chandler

    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Feb 2017

  • Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

    Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA Creative commons image Icon By Nogas1974 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at large sets of results and use them to make...
  • What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What Makes A Sound Musical?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical

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    24 Feb 2017

  • What Makes A Sound Musical?

    What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical
  • What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What is sound?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Feb 2017

  • What is sound?

    What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?
  • House of Lords: an audio collection Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    House of Lords: an audio collection

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses the past, present and future of the House of Lords.

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Feb 2017

  • House of Lords: an audio collection

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    House of Lords: an audio collection Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses the past, present and future of the House of Lords.
  • The sea sounds experiment

    By Dr David Sharp

    David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Feb 2017

  • The sea sounds experiment

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea when you hold a shell to your ear.

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    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
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    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology,...

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    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...
  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti...

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    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting...
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    This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and analyses whether China’s rapid rise will lead to greater...

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    19 Jan 2017

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some...

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  • Word and image

    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This free course, Word and image, will examine how typography...

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    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to...

    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    Foundation Degree in Retail Management

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    Foundation Degree in Retail Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

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    If you are an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, our...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

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    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

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