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Education & Development 

Being an OU student

The induction course for new OU students, covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies.

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12 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs
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Education & Development 

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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Education & Development 

All my own work: exploring academic integrity

Are you currently studying? This free course, All my own work: exploring academic integrity, is designed to help you build confidence in producing your own work for academic purposes. You will explore what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, and learn how and when to reference. The course also includes an interactive to work through, which will help you to identify the potential temptations and challenges you may face when working on assignments. By the end of the course you should have developed an understanding of what appropriate academic practice is and feel more confident in producing your own work for academic purposes.

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6 hrs
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Education & Development 

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 

Essential skills for OU study

Feeling prepared for your module? Our short collection of free courses covers the essential skills to get the most from your studies.

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