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The 2001 Glasgow NHS Medical Secretaries Grading Dispute article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

The 2001 Glasgow NHS Medical Secretaries Grading Dispute

This is an account of a dispute which took place in the Glasgow North East NHS Trust in the early 2000s, involving a group of women workers who would not normally have been viewed as among the most militant and determined of trade union members.

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Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place article icon

Nature & Environment 

Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney explains, this claim is not recognised by its neighbours.

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

On January 31st 1919 a violent confrontation between the police and striking Glasgow workers took place in George Square. 100 years on, this collection explores the events that lead to 'Bloody Friday' and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

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Social work and the law in Scotland free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Social work and the law in Scotland

Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This free course, Social work and the law in Scotland, introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.

Free course
15 hrs
From Brexit to the break-up of Britain? free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.

Free course
12 hrs
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Download your free 'The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland' newspaper article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Download your free 'The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland' newspaper

Find out all the breaking news in the university edition of the The Street newspaper.

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Poverty in Scotland free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

Poverty in Scotland

The facts and figures on poverty often dont provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This free course, Poverty in Scotland, demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of people who work in the field and those who live in poverty.

Free course
30 hrs
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Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time audio icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an Independent Scotland is inevitable. He explains why.

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5 mins
Poverty in Scotland 2016: Tools for Transformation article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Poverty in Scotland 2016: Tools for Transformation

Poverty in Scotland 2016 explores different aspects of poverty and disadvantage in Scotland in the context of the rapidly changing political context in Scotland – as well as in the UK. 

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Key events in Scotland, 1920s-2016: A timeline activity icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Key events in Scotland, 1920s-2016: A timeline

An interactive timeline of the most important events in Scottish political, cultural and economic history.

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Scotland and The Battle for Britain: Key places activity icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Scotland and The Battle for Britain: Key places

Scotland and The Battle for Britain features locations all over the country. Explore them and the rest of Scotland's geography with this interactive map.

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The politics of devolution free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

The politics of devolution

This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the current Open University second level Politics course DD203 Power, equality and dissent, is pitched at the intermediate level. It should take you about 8 hours to study if you attempt the recommended exercises and make summary notes of its key points. Doing so will allow you to practise the crucial academic skill of summary and prcis extracting the gist of an argument which will be of particular help if you go on to study in related areas: perhaps the related politics courses on the OpenLearn website or the Open University modules from which they come.

Free course
8 hrs
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