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  • Coming soon: Effective communication in the workplace

    Interested in becoming more confidence using your communication skills in your current job, voluntary work or future...

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    Seasons: Spring

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    Spring is a time when new life begins: some species start looking for a mate while others give birth.

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    Spring is a time when new life begins: some species start looking for a mate while others give birth.
  • Maths Skills for Science

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    What is testosterone?

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    Find out more about the so-called sex hormone testosterone.

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    Find out more about the so-called sex hormone testosterone.
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    Meteoric

    By Professor David Rothery

    Rocks hurtling through space shape the surface of the moons and planets as collide – and now you can use your skill...

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    Rocks hurtling through space shape the surface of the moons and planets as collide – and now you can use your skill and knowledge to make your own mark. Can...
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    Blue Planet Live

    In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life and explores our oceans.

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    In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life and explores our oceans.
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    Monitoring and tackling plastic pollution

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    Plastics are ubiquitous in society, but poor disposal leads to widespread pollution especially in the rivers and...

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    Plastics are ubiquitous in society, but poor disposal leads to widespread pollution especially in the rivers and oceans. How is this pollution monitored?...
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    Promoting equality through the Arts

    By Agnes Czajka, Laura Pottinger

    Budding stars of the stage performed to highlight all people are equal and should enjoy social, political and...

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    Budding stars of the stage performed to highlight all people are equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities.
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    What is OpenLearn Scotland?

    OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to...

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    OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and...
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    Seven myths of being a female engineer

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    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the...

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    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the industry.

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    What is poetry?

    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the...

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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some...

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    Art and the Mexican Revolution

    In this free course, Art and the Mexican Revolution, you will explore one of Diego Rivera’s key murals which was commissioned by the Mexican...

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  • 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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  • Working in diverse teams

    This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in...

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  • 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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    Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This free course, Animals at the...

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  • Internet of everything

    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

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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 Health Sciences

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    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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    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
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    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...
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