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Diploma of Higher Education in Geography free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Diploma of Higher Education in Geography

In this diploma you'll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of different perspectives and investigating the key issues such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation that are affecting our world today. In doing so, you'll develop your understanding of the ways in which the natural and human environments are related and interact.

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Understanding global development free course icon

 

Understanding global development

The new geographies of prosperity, poverty and inequality are creating complex challenges for development activists, practitioners and academics around the world. Meeting these challenges requires advanced understanding, innovative ideas and critical thinking. If you want to build these capacities, then this module is for you.

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Language of Poverty

In this audio, The Open University's Gerry Mooney discusses the language used to describe poverty in the UK with columnist and writer, Owen Jones 

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Which Poverty and Place: Why how we label different areas matters article icon

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Which Poverty and Place: Why how we label different areas matters

What does the language used to talk about different places tell us about the attitudes towards 'deprived' or 'poor' areas and the people who live there? 

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World Toilet Day

Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on 17th October and seeks to promote education about destitution in all countries and solutions for poverty.  

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A brief history of Harlem

Explore the history of the New York neighbourhood of Harlem to understand why investment can cause as many problems as lack of investment and how this has considerable impacts on the African-American community.

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Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class article icon

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Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog breed turned into a narrative of feral children.

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What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? article icon

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What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? article icon

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Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.

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Is it possible to have respect for the poor and homeless? article icon

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Is it possible to have respect for the poor and homeless?

During a campaign interview, Theresa May speculated on why people might visit foodbanks. The OU's Dr Dave Middleton asks if there's a balance between respectfully giving, and giving respect.

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An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers article icon

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An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the homeless doesn't reflect that well on the UK.

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