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Planning a better future
Planning a better future

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This free course was written by Neil Murray (lecturer at The Open University). Contributions were made by Clare Riding (Head of Careers and Employability Services at The Open University), Lynne Johnson (Careers Advisor at The Open University), Louisa Smith (Projects Officer at Unionlearn) and Rachel Bennet (Learning Services Officer at Prospect Union).

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Why study this course?: Amy Winter: © The Open University 2017; careers adviser interview with trainee: © The Open University 2016; Robin Howard: iCould – videos/ robin-h/, licenses/ by-nc-nd/ 3.0/.

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