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Welcome to OpenLearn Wales

Spread your wings and start learning. OpenLearn Cymru: the home of bilingual, free learning in Wales

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Croeso i OpenLearn Cymru

Gwnewch bethau newydd a chyffrous a dechreuwch ddysgu. OpenLearn Cymru: cartref dysgu dwyieithog, am ddim yng Nghymru.    

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Brexit Hub

Analysis and expert commentary on Britain’s changing relationship with the European Union and the global world.

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Welcome to OpenLearn Scotland

In this hub you'll find an abundance of FREE resources on the nation's history, society and culture. 

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Geography Matters

Geography Matters is a series of short articles, videos and podcasts by geographers from across the university. Whether you’re thinking about studying with the OU, looking for some extra reading between modules, or just wanting to learn more about Geography, the Geography Matters collection is the place to be.

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Welcome

Find out how new forms of participatory public engagement are working to reshape contemporary life. What is Participation Now? How to use these pages How to get involved Use the filtering tools below to explore the collection.

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My career goal: Environment

Interested in veterinary or agricultural work, or more industrial work like food farming and sustainable energy? Find out how you can gather skills and carry out work that will have a real impact on our relationship with the environment.

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My career goal: Legal, finance and accounting

If you want to utilise your ability to handle complex situations with moving parts - whether that's balancing the books or assessing the letter of the law - you can hear from professionals in the field and determine your next steps on this page.

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Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?

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The Scottish Parliament and law making

This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.

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24 hrs
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The Scottish Parliament and law making

This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.

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Understanding economic inequality

This free course, Understanding economic inequality, explores the causes of economic inequality in modern times and its consequences for success for the economy. The course will encourage you to reflect on your personal experiences of inequality before looking at how the issue is approached in economics. You will study some of the different dimensions of economic inequality, and learn about the main debates on its role in achieving economic success. You will also have the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of a prime minister and explore what can be done to make economies less unequal.

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