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  • Lesbianism and the criminal law of England and Wales

    By Dr Caroline Derry

    There has never been a specific criminal offence of lesbianism – but does that really mean that women have never been prosecuted for same-sex relationships? This article separates myth from reality.

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2021

  • Lesbianism and the criminal law of England and Wales

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2021
    There has never been a specific criminal offence of lesbianism – but does that really mean that women have never been prosecuted for same-sex relationships?...
  • Can you always believe your eyes? Minimising bias in scientific inquiry

    By Dr Claire Kotecki

    As a scientist, you need to be certain you can trust your observations as an unbiased and accurate record of the evidence or results. Is this as simple as it seems though?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2021

  • Can you always believe your eyes? Minimising bias in scientific inquiry

    Introductory level Updated 09 Feb 2021
    As a scientist, you need to be certain you can trust your observations as an unbiased and accurate record of the evidence or results. Is this as simple...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

  • How to think more scientifically

    Introductory level Updated 08 Feb 2021
    Five ways to develop a more scientific approach to problems.
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    Three Tort law cases you should know

    By Rhonson Salim

    From issues with your neighbour activities to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep legal water on Twitter, check out the stories of three extraordinary torts in these short animations on law.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2021

  • Three Tort law cases you should know

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2021
    From issues with your neighbour activities to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep legal water on Twitter, check out the stories of three extraordinary...
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    Enceladus: A habitable ice world?

    By Grace Richards

    Is it possible that Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn, could potentially host life? Grace Richards, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2020

  • Enceladus: A habitable ice world?

    Enceladus: A habitable ice world? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Nov 2020
    Is it possible that Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn, could potentially host life? Grace Richards, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...
  • The actions of backwards contamination in light of COVID-19

    By Scott Steele

    If a bacteria from outer space was brought back to Earth, what regulations and space governance exists to ensure that this doesn't cause harm? This article explores...

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    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2020

  • The actions of backwards contamination in light of COVID-19

    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Nov 2020
    If a bacteria from outer space was brought back to Earth, what regulations and space governance exists to ensure that this doesn't cause harm? This article...
  • Understanding homelessness

    Attempting to understand or quantify homelessness can be difficult, the reasons people find themselves on the streets can be as complicated and as varied as accessing any potential means of support. 

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    30 mins

    Updated on:

    09 Oct 2020

  • Understanding homelessness

    Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Oct 2020
    Attempting to understand or quantify homelessness can be difficult, the reasons people find themselves on the streets can be as complicated and as varied as...
  • The Homeless Problem

    By Dr Victoria Cooper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr David Scott, Dr Daniel McCulloch

    Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves on the street and the difficulties in supporting them in light of the consequences of...

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    30 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • The Homeless Problem

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    Duration 30 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves...
  • No place like home: Prisons and homelessness

    By Dr David Scott

    The homeless and especially those who are rough sleepers, comprise a disproportionate number of people in prison in England and Wales. Dr David Scott looks at why prisons and the streets are not a replacement for a true home.

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • No place like home: Prisons and homelessness

    Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    The homeless and especially those who are rough sleepers, comprise a disproportionate number of people in prison in England and Wales. Dr David...
  • Lessons from Covid-19: It’s time for a radical approach to homelessness and housing policies

    By Dr Daniel McCulloch, Dr Victoria Cooper

    Daniel McCulloch and Dr Victoria Cooper explore the current situation regarding homelessness and housing policy. The Government has shown they can tackle homelessness during Covid-19, so what will they do next?

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2020

  • Lessons from Covid-19: It’s time for a radical approach to homelessness and housing policies

    Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    Daniel McCulloch and Dr Victoria Cooper explore the current situation regarding homelessness and housing policy. The Government has shown they can tackle...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    BA (Honours) Criminology and Law

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    Crime, justice and the workings of the law are matters that affect us all and...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

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    Updated 22 Feb 2021
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right and knowing how laws are made, legal...

    BA (Honours) Criminology and Law

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    BA (Honours) Criminology and Law
    Updated 22 Feb 2021
    Crime, justice and the workings of the law are matters that affect us all and...

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    BA (Honours) Law and Languages

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    Combining law with French, German or Spanish is both stimulating and a smart...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law
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    Crime, justice and the workings of the law are matters that affect us all and...