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  • The sharing economy

    By Dr Petr Jehlička

    How sharing and caring is the sharing economy? Petr Jehlička takes a critical look at the booming sector and traces...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Sep 2018

  • The sharing economy

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Sep 2018
    How sharing and caring is the sharing economy? Petr Jehlička takes a critical look at the booming sector and traces its hidden connections and contradictions.
  • Everyday encounters with slavery

    By Dr Helen Yanacopulos

    What forms can modern slavery take? How do we encounter it in our daily lives and if we do, what should we do about...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Sep 2018

  • Everyday encounters with slavery

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Sep 2018
    What forms can modern slavery take? How do we encounter it in our daily lives and if we do, what should we do about it?
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    Test your language skills: Spanish, French and Italian

    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting...

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    10 Sep 2018

  • Test your language skills: Spanish, French and Italian

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    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting by? Find out with our virtual,...
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    Scoring the Shoreline

    By Dr George Revill

    George Revill considers the synergy between sound waves and ocean waves - how the coast of Britain has inspired the...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Sep 2018

  • Scoring the Shoreline

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    George Revill considers the synergy between sound waves and ocean waves - how the coast of Britain has inspired the nation's musical heritage.  
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Sep 2018

  • Women in Engineering - Interview with Robyn Moates

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Hardware engineer Robyn discusses the highlights of her job, plus the misconceptions of her industry.
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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Sep 2018

  • Climate change's causes, effects and geographies of responsibility

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    The idea of climate change is increasingly well-known, but it can be hard to understand its effects in human terms. Professor David Humphreys describes...
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    Italian for travel: Test your skills

    Test your Italian language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Italy.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Sep 2018

  • Italian for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Test your Italian language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Italy.
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    Spanish for travel: Test your skills

    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Sep 2018

  • Spanish for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.
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    French for travel: Test your skills

    Test your French language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through France. 

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Sep 2018

  • French for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Test your French language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through France. 
  • Engineering your dream career

    By The OpenLearn team

    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2018

  • Engineering your dream career

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2018
    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your passions in this short interactive experience...

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    Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

    This free course, Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon, helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2018

  • Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Sep 2018
    This free course, Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon, helps you to acquire the...
  • Are you ready for postgraduate study?

    This free course, Are you ready for postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    03 Sep 2018

  • Are you ready for postgraduate study?

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 03 Sep 2018
    This free course, Are you ready for postgraduate study, will help you to become...
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    Listening to young children: supporting transition

    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will explore ways of listening to children in order to support their...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2018

  • Listening to young children: supporting transition

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2018
    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will...
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    Living psychology: animal minds

    Does your pet cat or dog experience emotions the same way you do? Can non-human animals solve complex problems? To what extent do other species...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2018

  • Advanced Spanish: Language in context

    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Language in context, will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2018

  • Advanced Spanish: Language in context

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    Advanced Spanish: Language in context
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 21 Aug 2018
    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Language in context, will develop your...
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free course, An introduction to death, dying and grief, invites you...

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2018

  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

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    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Aug 2018
    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free...
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    Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: Getting...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2018

  • Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Aug 2018
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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    Leadership and followership

    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognise common leadership challenges, and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Leadership and followership

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
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    Understanding your sector

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Understanding your sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
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    Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2018

  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Aug 2018
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Youth Work
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Nov 2018
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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