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  • Advent with OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    Unveil the free learning treats hidden behind each door of the 2018 OpenLearn Advent calendar and...

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    Take part now: Advent with OpenLearn about Managing projects through people

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    24 Dec 2018

  • Advent with OpenLearn

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    Unveil the free learning treats hidden behind each door of the 2018 OpenLearn Advent calendar and discover some gems from the world of...
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    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.

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    19 Dec 2018

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Updated content
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    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.
  • Sofas, car seats and toilet seats: where are your tweets read?

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    Fernando Rosell (@FRosellAguilar) is an avid Twitter user who one day tweeted the public a very important question; ...

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    18 Dec 2018

  • Sofas, car seats and toilet seats: where are your tweets read?

    Sofas, car seats and toilet seats: where are your tweets read? New content
    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Dec 2018
    Fernando Rosell (@FRosellAguilar) is an avid Twitter user who one day tweeted the public a very important question; "where do you engage with Twitter? " ...
  • How Healthy Are You?

    By Julie Messenger, Professor Cathy Lloyd

    How healthy are you? Have a go at this interactive quiz on diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices and see...

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    18 Dec 2018

  • How Healthy Are You?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Dec 2018
    How healthy are you? Have a go at this interactive quiz on diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices and see if you need to make some personal ...
  • What makes a great Christmas number one?

    By Dr Catherine Tackley

    Will Flakefleet Primary School beat Ariana Grande to Christmas Number One this year? Explore the musical...

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    18 Dec 2018

  • What makes a great Christmas number one?

    What makes a great Christmas number one? Updated content
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    Will Flakefleet Primary School beat Ariana Grande to Christmas Number One this year? Explore the musical compontents that make up a great festive chart...
  • Sounds of environmental change

    By Dr George Revill

    What does environmental change sound like? Dr George Revill argues that sound can be a powerful way of conveying how...

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    17 Dec 2018

  • Sounds of environmental change

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    What does environmental change sound like? Dr George Revill argues that sound can be a powerful way of conveying how places are transformed by climate change.
  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    It's the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote ...

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    14 Dec 2018

  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    100 Years of Votes for (some) Women Updated content
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    It's the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time ever. Explore suffrage...
  • What Human Rights Day means to me

    By Dr Fidele Mutwarasibio

    Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo is a Visiting Research Fellow in The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership....

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    13 Dec 2018

  • What Human Rights Day means to me

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    Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo is a Visiting Research Fellow in The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. He reflects on his own experiences...
  • Representations of hell in Christian art

    By Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou

    Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou looks at Christian representations of Hell and how these have been historically used. 

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    11 Dec 2018

  • Representations of hell in Christian art

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    Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou looks at Christian representations of Hell and how these have been historically used. 
  • Download your free Star Guide

    Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 

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    10 Dec 2018

  • Download your free Star Guide

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    Learn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide 

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    Understanding your sector

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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  • Sustainable innovations in enterprises

    This free online course, Sustainable innovations in enterprises, introduces you to the importance of sustainable innovations, the role it plays in...

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  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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    The social nature of being human

    This free course, The social nature of being human, will introduce you to several of the social aspects of humanity and being human. Some of these...

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    This free course, The social nature of being human, will introduce you to several...
  • A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis

    This free course, A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis, is an introduction to the history of writing, and the key role it...

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    This free course, A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis, is an...
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    Sporting women in the media

    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful institutional influences in society. This free course, Sporting women...

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    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful...
  • Online Journal Club

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  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or...
  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy...

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    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
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    Business English: Presenting the decision

    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting the decision, will help you with the language difficulties that...

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    13 Dec 2018

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    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health
    Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Dec 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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