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A further 13 free, online courses open for registration on FutureLearn

The following free online courses will open for registration on FutureLearn, the social learning platform.

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Business and Management

How to Succeed at: Writing Applications (The University of Sheffield, 6 October, 3 weeks, 3 hours pw)

This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.

How to Succeed at: Interviews (The University of Sheffield, 3 November, 3 weeks, 3 hours pw)

This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.

The Secret Power of Brands (University of East Anglia, 20 October, 6 weeks, 3 hours pw)

Get under the skin of brands as we reveal the secret powers behind the most potent commercial and cultural force on the planet.

Digital Marketing: Challenges and Insights (University of Southampton, 13 October, 3 weeks,  3 hours pw)

Explore the latest trends in digital marketing. Get beneath the hype. What are the implications? How will you respond?

Innovation and Enterprise (Loughborough University, 20 October, 6 weeks, 3 hours pw)

Managing the innovation process is neither a scientific process nor a black art. We will explore a model for innovation.

Humanities, Arts and Society

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology (University of Southampton, 6 October, 4 weeks, 4 hours pw)

Learn how maritime archaeology investigates our changing relationship with the world’s oceans and seas, from 2.5 million years ago until today.

Shakespeare and his World (The University of Warwick, 29 September, 10 weeks, 5 hours pw)

Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.

Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome (University of Southampton, early 2015, 6 weeks, 4 hours pw)

Learn how ancient artefacts, written evidence, excavation and digital technologies are transforming understanding of this harbour.

Health and Well-being

Liver Disease: Looking after your Liver (University of Birmingham, 27 October, 3 weeks, 3 hours pw)

Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.

The Mind is Flat: The Shocking Shallowness of Human Psychology (The University of Warwick, 13 October, 6 weeks, 5 hours pw)

Make better personal and professional decisions and consider the psychological dimension to key ethical and political choices.

Discover Dentistry (The University of Sheffield, 13 October, 6 weeks, 3 hours per week)

An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Basic Science: Understanding Numbers (The Open University, 18 August, 4 weeks, 3 hours pw)

This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.

Getting a Grip on Mathematical Symbolism  (Loughborough University, 15 September, 3 weeks, 2 hours pw)

Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.


Preparing for Uni (University of East Anglia, 13 October, 6 weeks, 3 hours pw)

This course will help develop the key skills required for a smooth transition to University.

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