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Free learning from The Open University

The Open University offers a wide range of free learning. You will find some of our most popular courses highlighted below.
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Greta Thunberg: A year to save change the World

Follow Greta over an extraordinary year in which she comes of age as she takes her fight against climate change to a global stage. But when Covid-19 brings life to a standstill Greta is faced with an even bigger challenge – to convince a world reeling from one crisis finally to face another.
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Using data to aid organisational change

This new course explores how to use data to inform a change you would like to make within your business or organisational context. It looks at the type of evidence you can gather to inform your proposed change, and how to evaluate data with a view to using it as part of this transformation.
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The art of storytelling

The artist Helen Cammock discusses how her art has transformed from using herself as a conduit for conversations about race to ‘the collective’ in this film.

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Reflecting on race at the Open University

This collection of videos from a conference during Black History Month reflects on race and ethnicity at The OU.

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Kickstart

Free employability and training courses to support your Kickstart Scheme journey. The OU has partnered with Jobcentre Plus to offer free training tools designed to fit flexibly around any six-month Kickstart Scheme placement.

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Digital technologies and innovation in health and social care

Explore innovations in digital technologies within the health and social care sector in these free courses.

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Communnity engagement and policing

Explore OpenLearn's collection of courses focused on community engagement and policing, produced in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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Short courses - Important information

Temporary unavailability of some courses until early 2023 due to platform upgrade

13th September 2022
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