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  • Maths Skills for Science

    Want to study science but worried you don't have the maths skills required for higher education? Fret not! We...

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    Want to study science but worried you don't have the maths skills required for higher education? Fret not! We have a handy interactive guide to get you...
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    What is testosterone?

    By The Small Matters team

    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

    By Dr Simon Collinson

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

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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 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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  • What is OpenLearn Scotland?

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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

    By The OpenLearn team

    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.
  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

    By Dr Sarah Vicary

    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the...

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  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

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    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the system.
  • Open Education Week

    Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. We've got involved by sharing our best...

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  • Open Education Week

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    Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. We've got involved by sharing our best open educational resources with you. 

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  • Everyday maths 1

    This free course, Everyday maths 1, is designed to bring your learning to life, inspiring you to improve your current maths skills or helping you...

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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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    This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your...
  • 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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    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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    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive...
  • 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 internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process,...
  • 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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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

    This free course, Entrepreneurship: from ideas to reality, is about starting and running your own business. Using case studies it will take you...

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    This free course, Entrepreneurship: from ideas to reality, is about starting and...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

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    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean...

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    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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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...

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    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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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    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
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    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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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...
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