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Being an OU student

In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like, learn about how you’ll be supported, the technologies you’ll use and start to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed.

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12 hrs
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English: skills for learning

English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.

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24 hrs
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Succeeding in postgraduate study

This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further.

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24 hrs
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Working with diversity in services for children and young people

This free course, Working with diversity in services for children and young people, will provide you with an understanding of the ways in which diverse and intersecting social identities structure the lives and experiences of children and young people, and the implications of those identities for professional practice. Although designed primarily for those working with or supporting children or young people, whether in a paid or voluntary role, it will also be of interest to those who wish to improve their understanding of services for children and young people.

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8 hrs
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Take control of your career

Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs are available in your chosen sector or other sectors and areas? Find out how Labour Market Information (LMI) can help you plan your career and personal goals. 

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Education & Development 

What Admissions Tutors are looking for

This series focuses on what Admissions Tutors are looking for when reviewing an application or reading a Personal Statement.

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