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  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

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    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2021

  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    Updated 22 Jan 2021
    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 
  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    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...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2021

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

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2021
    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of...
  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining the EUs Common Fisheries Policy?

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    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining...
  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.

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    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.
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    Can Space Technologies solve the Sustainable Development Goals?

    By Devyani Gajjar

    How can scientific and technological innovations solve global problems, and how can they be used inclusively? Devyani Gajjar explores…

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Sep 2020

  • Can Space Technologies solve the Sustainable Development Goals?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Sep 2020
    How can scientific and technological innovations solve global problems, and how can they be used inclusively? Devyani Gajjar explores…
  • Is the 2020 New Deal a Green New Deal?

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Dr Vicky Johnson leads the economics line of study across a range of geography modules in relation to the environment at The Open University. She looks at whether the New Deal by the government to boost the economy is actually good for the...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2020

  • Is the 2020 New Deal a Green New Deal?

    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2020
    Dr Vicky Johnson leads the economics line of study across a range of geography modules in relation to the environment at The Open University. She looks at...
  • Wildflowers and the history they hold

    By Dr Clare Lawson

    Dr Clare Lawson looks at the common names given to wildflowers and how these can vary depending which part of the country you are from.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2020

  • Wildflowers and the history they hold

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 May 2020
    Dr Clare Lawson looks at the common names given to wildflowers and how these can vary depending which part of the country you are from.
  • A bird on the edge: the story of the chough and how it speaks for people

    By Dr Andy Morris

    Dr Andy Morris looks at one of the less familiar members of the crow family - the chough. Is there a connection between this bird and Celtic speaking areas? 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2020

  • A bird on the edge: the story of the chough and how it speaks for people

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2020
    Dr Andy Morris looks at one of the less familiar members of the crow family - the chough. Is there a connection between this bird and Celtic speaking...
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    Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants?

    By Professor Parvati Raghuram, Dr Gunjan Sondhi

    For a long time, international students were not included in most migration debates because they were seen as temporary sojourners. Did things change?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 May 2020

  • Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 May 2020
    For a long time, international students were not included in most migration debates because they were seen as temporary sojourners. Did things change?
  • Sea level rise in Bangladesh

    By Liz Wright

    Sea level rise will have effects around the globe, from large countries such as the USA to many smaller island nations. One place which is in the frontline of present and future sea-level rise is Bangladesh, a luscious country in South Asia.

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

  • Sea level rise in Bangladesh

    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Feb 2020
    Sea level rise will have effects around the globe, from large countries such as the USA to many smaller island nations. One place which is in the frontline...

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Geography)

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    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Geography and Environmental Science

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    BSc (Honours) Geography and Environmental Science
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    By combining the study of geography and environmental science, you'll discover the...

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    BA (Honours) Geography
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You'll explore a wide range of real-world issues and global challenges such as...

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    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    In this diploma you'll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of...

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
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    This innovative and flexible OU level 1 module allows you to count previous or...

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  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

    New content

    Read now: What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry about Managing projects through people

    Article

    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2021

  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    Updated 22 Jan 2021
    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Social Sciences

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Geography)

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Geography)
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Geography and Environmental Science

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    BSc (Honours) Geography and Environmental Science
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    By combining the study of geography and environmental science, you'll discover the...

    BA (Honours) Geography

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    BA (Honours) Geography
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You'll explore a wide range of real-world issues and global challenges such as...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Geography

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Geography
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    In this diploma you'll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of...

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    Introducing the social sciences
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    This OU level 1 module provides an ideal introduction to the social sciences ?...

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    This multidisciplinary module uses a range of learning technologies to help you...

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    An Access module is a great place to start if you want a gentle introduction to...