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    26 Apr 2019

  • From volcanoes on Mars to scarps on Mercury – how places on other worlds get their names

    From volcanoes on Mars to scarps on Mercury – how places on other worlds get their names Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/MSSS
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Apr 2019
    Names for features provide essential points reference on planetary surfaces. Professor David Rothery explains how planetary scientists choose these names...
  • The new politics of climate change

    By Dr Volker Patent

    What can Extinction Rebellion tell us about how to solve the political crisis at the heart of climate change?

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  • The new politics of climate change

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    What can Extinction Rebellion tell us about how to solve the political crisis at the heart of climate change?
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  • From Neptune's blue hue to Jupiter's red spot: are the colours of the planets real?

    From Neptune's blue hue to Jupiter's red spot: are the colours of the planets real? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
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    Do images of planets produced from spacecraft data really illustrate the true look of each planet? Professor David Rothery investigates...
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    Open Pathways

    Open Pathways is a resource for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.

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    Open Pathways is a resource for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.
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    The OU meets Pink Floyd

    By Dr Sean Williams

    Dr Sean Williams of The Open University talks to Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason about his drumming concerns and...

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    Dr Sean Williams of The Open University talks to Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason about his drumming concerns and career.
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  • 5 things you might like to know about the Bank of England

    5 things you might like to know about the Bank of England Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ID 8463045 © Roland Nagy | Dreamstime.com
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    The Bank of England is the central bank of the UK, but do you know anything about it? Take a look at these 5 facts...
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    Fakespeare: Rewriting the bard

    By Dr Edmund King

    Rewrite Shakespeare’s best bits for the 21st Century and reveal your inner wordsmith.

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    Rewrite Shakespeare’s best bits for the 21st Century and reveal your inner wordsmith.
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    Geology toolkit

    By Dr Tom Argles, The OpenLearn team

    Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline...

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    19 Apr 2019

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    Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape...
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  • OU on the BBC: Ever Wondered About Food - Sugar

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    Ever Wondered About Food exposes the secrets of sugar

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  • Partnerships and networks in work with young people

    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

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    The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational...
  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving...

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    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core...
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    An introduction to energy resources

    Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different...

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    08 May 2019

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    Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence...
  • The importance of interpersonal skills

    To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance...

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    08 May 2019

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    To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to...
  • An introduction to exoplanets

    This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many surprises. It explains the...

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    07 May 2019

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    This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's...
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    Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    03 May 2019

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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Designing space for dementia care

    The lives of people with dementia can be improved by careful consideration of key features of the design of the spaces in which they live. This...

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    The lives of people with dementia can be improved by careful consideration of key...
  • Personal branding for career success

    This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one. You’ll...

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    02 May 2019

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    This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a...
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    Studying mammals: The insect hunters

    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations...

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  • Studying mammals: The insect hunters

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    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up...
  • Teaching mathematics

    This free course, Teaching mathematics, has been designed for ...

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    01 May 2019

  • Teaching mathematics

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Professional Certificate in Management

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    Professional Certificate in Management
    Duration 700 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Diploma in Paramedic Science
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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