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  • Article

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Mar 2019

  • What is a Monsoon and what is its role on regulating global climate in the past?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Mar 2019
    How can we predict the Indian Summer Monsoon rainfall in relation to conditions such as climate change? Dr Pallavi Anand explores...
  • Coming soon: Rising China and Africa's development - oil

    This new free course will consider the impact of the rise of China on Africa's development through the lens of oil...

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    27 Mar 2019

  • Coming soon: Rising China and Africa's development - oil

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    This new free course will consider the impact of the rise of China on Africa's development through the lens of oil production.
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    German for travel: Test your skills

    Test your German language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Germany.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2019

  • German for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Mar 2019
    Test your German language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Germany.
  • Why ‘No Deal is better than a Bad Deal’ couldn’t fly

    By Alan Shipman

    The unmanageable cost of leaving without a Withdrawal Agreement helped the EU impose one that few would ever like.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Mar 2019

  • Why ‘No Deal is better than a Bad Deal’ couldn’t fly

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2019
    The unmanageable cost of leaving without a Withdrawal Agreement helped the EU impose one that few would ever like.
  • Why May’s middle way caused such disarray

    By Alan Shipman

    In trying to steer between Remainers and hard-Brexiteers, the ‘Brexit Prime Minister’ was always at risk of...

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    26 Mar 2019

  • Why May’s middle way caused such disarray

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2019
    In trying to steer between Remainers and hard-Brexiteers, the ‘Brexit Prime Minister’ was always at risk of displeasing all sides.
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    20 Mar 2019

  • Golden Globe Ocean Race: Drifting continents and a stormy passage

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 Mar 2019
    How did the Pacific Ocean form, why is it getting smaller, why is it surrounded by the ‘Ring of Fire’ and why does the Drake Passage play such an important...
  • 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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    20 Mar 2019

  • Coming soon: Effective communication in the workplace

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2019
    Interested in becoming more confidence using your communication skills in your current job, voluntary work or future roles? If so, this free course is for...
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    Seasons: Spring

    By Dr Miranda Dyson

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

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    20 Mar 2019

  • Seasons: Spring

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    Introductory level Updated 20 Mar 2019
    Spring is a time when new life begins: some species start looking for a mate while others give birth.
  • 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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    19 Mar 2019

  • Maths Skills for Science

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    Updated 19 Mar 2019
    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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    19 Mar 2019

  • What is testosterone?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2019
    Find out more about the so-called sex hormone testosterone.

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    Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2019

  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Apr 2019
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
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    Developing career resilience

    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience and offer examples and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2019

  • Developing career resilience

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Apr 2019
    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
  • Grammar matters

    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2019

  • Grammar matters

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    Grammar matters
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 01 Apr 2019
    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of...
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    Understanding antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat, compromising our ability to treat infections and increasing the risk of routine surgery. Resistant...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2019

  • Understanding antibiotic resistance

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 01 Apr 2019
    Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat, compromising our ability to treat...
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    French Revolution

    This free course provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2019

  • French Revolution

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 28 Mar 2019
    This free course provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It...
  • Waste management and environmentalism in China

    This free course, Waste management and environmentalism in China, is an introduction to waste generation and waste management processes currently...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2019

  • Waste management and environmentalism in China

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Mar 2019
    This free course, Waste management and environmentalism in China, is an...
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    The oceans

    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, The oceans, you will learn about the depths of the oceans and the...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2019

  • The oceans

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    The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet. In this free course, ...
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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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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2019

  • What is poetry?

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Mar 2019
    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start?...
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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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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2019

  • Forensic science and fingerprints

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
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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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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2019

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Business
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Youth Work
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

    Course Course
    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    Foundation Degree in Early Years
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...
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