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Succeed with maths – Part 1 free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Succeed with maths – Part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Free course
24 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Democracy in Catalonia, Spain

In Catalonia, young people are questioning what democracy means and challenging the authority of the Spanish state.

Article
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History & The Arts 

Full Steam Ahead

It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.

TV Programme
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Money & Business 

Financial accounting and reporting

This free course, Financial accounting and reporting, discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information. It also looks at the role performed by accountants and notes the need to be aware of relevant regulatory and conceptual frameworks.

Free course
12 hrs
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Money & Business 

5 things you might like to know about the Bank of England

The Bank of England is the central bank of the UK, but do you know anything about it? Take a look at these 5 facts...

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Money & Business 

The Bottom Line 2019

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

Radio Programme
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Education & Development 

Children and young people’s participation

Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind. This free course, Children and young people's participation, emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the children's workforce is of crucial importance.

Free course
12 hrs
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Education & Development 

Make your learning count towards an Open University qualification

Considering taking your first steps into higher education with The Open University? 

Article
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Education & Development 

An informal and friendly introduction to British Sign Language

As part of Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May), The Open University Students Association has created a series of tutorials to introduce British Sign Language.

Video
20 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Introducing healthcare improvement

This free course, Introducing healthcare improvement, explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality improvement in healthcare. You will also learn about the different dimensions of quality and the broad aims of healthcare improvement. The course will help you better understand how and why we seek to improve healthcare quality.

Free course
3 hrs
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The Psychological Risks in Reality TV and How Aftercare Should be Done article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The Psychological Risks in Reality TV and How Aftercare Should be Done

Following the recent deaths surrounding participants on the Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island, Dr John Oates explores the pyschological harm associated with the media spotlight. 

Article
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

Thirty years ago, David had a psychotic breakdown. Now he traces his steps and meets people living with psychosis. 

TV Programme
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History & The Arts 

Discovering music: the blues

This free course, Discovering music: the blues, will introduce you to a musical tradition with roots in the nineteenth century but which is still relevant to making music today. You will learn about how the lyrics of blues songs reflect the social environment in which they were created, and about the musical techniques that underpin the structures of blues songs. You do not need to play an instrument, to sing or have any prior musical knowledge to be able to complete this course.

Free course
6 hrs
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History & The Arts 

Ramadan Mubarak!

It's the holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the lunar cycle, running from 6th May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

Article
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History & The Arts 

Full Steam Ahead

It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.

TV Programme
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Languages 

Beginners’ French: Food and drink

Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and drink, you will also gain an insight into French societies and cultures through focusing on food and drink. You will listen to French speakers in a variety of situations, and you will be provided with some skills for coping with reading texts.

Free course
5 hrs
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A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news article icon

Languages 

A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

Cinemas have re-released 'A Clockwork Orange' as part of thhe British Film Institute's celebration of Stanley Kubrick. Here Philip Seargeant delves into the famous and film, and dystopia in popular culture.

Article
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Languages 

Rome Unpacked

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Rome for the greatest food and art that they can find.

TV Programme
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Nature & Environment 

Fishing: can it be sustainably managed?

This free course, Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? aims to explore the ways in which fishing, an economic activity, can also be understood as an environmental problem. Video, charts, tables and activities will introduce the UK commercial fishing industry and how management techniques are applied in a quest to achieve sustainable fish stocks. The interplay of historical, economic, social, political and geographical factors that shape the UK fishing industry are also considered.

Free course
6 hrs
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Nature & Environment 

Climate change – How awareness is prevented through media sanitation

The supermarket chain Iceland was the first supermarket to remove palm oil from its product ranges, a decision that was applauded yet quickly gathered controversy. 

Article
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Nature & Environment 

Blue Planet II

Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

TV Programme
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Succeed with maths – Part 1 free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Succeed with maths – Part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Free course
24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Weather on all 8 Planets of our Solar System

Ever wondered how the weather differs on Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune? Professor Stephen Lewis investigates...

Article
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Science, Maths & Technology 

A history of music and technology

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores the impact of technology on music throughout the years.

Radio Programme
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Society, Politics & Law 

Sexual orientation and gender identity

This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This explores how legal and social/cultural attitudes have changed significantly over time, and demonstrates how much they have changed in recent years. Legal approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity cover a range of different areas of law including criminal, employment and family law. The focus will be on the approach of English law (which generally covers the law applying in both England and Wales), but reference will also be made to the approach in other countries.

Free course
10 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Democracy in Catalonia, Spain

In Catalonia, young people are questioning what democracy means and challenging the authority of the Spanish state.

Article
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Society, Politics & Law 

Forensics: The Real CSI

“Every contact leaves a trace – whether we can find that trace or not, that’s the power of forensics”. 

TV Programme