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Happy New Year

Updated Tuesday 4th December 2018

Happy New Year! What is 2019 going to mean for you? Motivation? Health? Learning a language? Get started here... 

Don't give up, take up!

New year, new resolution? Why not try taking something up rather than giving something up? We've got a few ideas where you could get started - click on a link to jump to content:

Succeed in the workplace

Is this the year you put your career first? Check out our Badged Open Course, and if you are Returning to a STEM career, feast your eyes on our interactive toolkit:

Get writing 

New year, new novel? Have you been itching to get your first novel started and haven't known where to begin? Well we know where - here! Start with Ten top tips for writing a novel. Then expand your knowledge with our Writing tips series and delve into the resources below:

So you've written your novel, what now?

Find out how The Open University could help you on your literary adventure.

Choose health

Whether you've eaten too many mince pies over the Christmas break and need a health kick, or maybe you want to concentrate on your mental health and wellbeing this year instead - we've got you covered with our free courses and articles. 

  • Make sure you check out our Mind, Body, Media hub for a collection of free resources from Open University academics to ensure the wellbeing of you and your family. 

Help others

Maybe you want to give something back to the community this year, or help an individual? Take a look at our free badged open course on volunteering, our article and video series on homelessness, and our interactive to help others stay safe online.

More free courses on volunteering, homelessness and cyber security:

Get fit

You can also get healthy by taking up more exercise; it doesn't have to be strenuous - it can be a brisk 20 minute walk everyday. Take a look at the boxes below for some inspiration and learn about the importance of recovery and rest before and after exercise.

Happy New Year in different languages Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime.com Learn a language

Feliz año nuevo! Time to expand your horizons and learn the lingo! Where in the world are you headed?

Explore how you can dig a little deeper in languages with The OU. 

Get motivated!

Whether you want to tone up in the gym or get motivated in your everyday life, we have something for you:

Happy New Year from the OpenLearn Team!

 

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