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01/21/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
...and here's Nick with the explanation. If that's got you a bit hot under the collar, why not try one of our FREE courses in all things energy related: [ Socsi.in Link ]
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01/21/2017 at 09:34. Facebook
Professor Nick Braithwaite is back - and this time he's got a new toy and a thermal puzzler for you all...
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01/20/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
As the swearing in of Donald Trump commences, we reflect on a recently recorded audio that breaks down just how it happened...

"Donald Trump’s election victory came as a surprise to almost all commentators and pollsters. So how did it happen? What were the electoral factors that led to success and what does his shock victory signal for democratic political systems?"

Tendayi Bloom asks...
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How did Donald Trump get elected and who does he represent?

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01/20/2017 at 15:26. Facebook
The microscopic image we posted earlier was a tiny Rice Weevil! Dr Mark Hirst, who helped us get the images, is a senior lecturer in human genetics and can often be found working in our cutting edge online OpenScience lab. Check it out: [ Open.ac.uk Link ]
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01/20/2017 at 11:18. Facebook
How do your organise your time as an OU student? What stationery do you need? Should you write a TMA in bed? Physics student Sam lifts the lid on her 2017 study routine and shares her top tips - including the ideal study spot, stationery must-haves (including scented donut-shaped erasers!) and why you shouldn't forget to put the kettle on...

Study with me: 2017 student routine and top tips

I am not a teacher, I am currently completing a degree in Physics with The Open University and have shared with you the things that help me organise my time as a student.

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01/20/2017 at 10:15. Facebook
For today's Brainteaser can you tell what this weird and wonderful thing under Dr Mark Hirst's microscope is? Have a guess and we'll reveal the answer this afternoon #BrainteaserMonth
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01/19/2017 at 14:19. Facebook
"The surprise victory of such an unconventional candidate has left commentators scrambling to make sense of his victory and try to assess some of the likely consequences in domestic politics in the US. Questions also arise as to whether his success, and the success of other populist movements in Europe, mark a significant shift in the political climate away from existing debates about left and...
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What are Donald Trump's politics?

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01/19/2017 at 12:47. Facebook
We're delighted to announce that the OU has entered the 'Top 100' of UK organisations in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

Open University LGBT Champion, Professor Simon Kelley said he's “thrilled” to see the OU is now part of the Top 100, noting that: “Credit for this achievement must also go to our #LGBT Network and our #Equality and #Diversity office who work tirelessly to...
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OU in LGBT top 100 employers index

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01/18/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
AA Milne's work punctuated the childhood of many, and he remains every bit as relevant today as in 1926 when Winne-the-Pooh was first published.

Our FREE 'Word & Image' course explores how images bring A.A. Milne's tales to life:

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01/18/2017 at 17:51. Facebook
In tonight's episode of 'Hospital' (BBC2 9pm), nearly all of St Mary's 297 beds are occupied, meaning that the hospital must discharge patients before any new ones can be admitted. Amongst these is 91-year-old Dolly who's been in the hospital for three weeks as she waits for a place in a rehabilitation centre. Dolly laments: "They're so short of beds... but then I have to have somewhere to...
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01/18/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
"...Trump's often strident statements on foreign affairs raise fundamental questions about the future of US foreign policy and the wider implications for cooperation and conflict in the international system."

In this audio Tendayi Bloom from the OU's Department of Politics and International Studies asks William Brown and Edward Wastnidge about the impact of Donald Trump’s election victory on...
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What impact will Trump's victory have on international politics?

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01/18/2017 at 12:50. Facebook
We've come across some pesky pirates who've got themselves into a spot of bother. They've only got 10 minutes to get the right answer, which, incidentally, is the same amount of time we've got left on our lunch break... Can you help?

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01/18/2017 at 11:47. Facebook
"As living, evolving entities, languages take their vitality from the cultures of the people who use them. And it was this that led to the creation of his fictional universe..."

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Philip Seargeant, discusses why Tolkien's languages have had more impact than Esperanto:

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If you're interested in #linguistics, why not take a look at out...
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Why Tolkien's fantastic imaginary languages have had more impact than Esperanto

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01/18/2017 at 10:11. Facebook
Welcome to the Facebook page for The Open University in Scotland, officially launching now! To keep up to date with our news and events, please 'Like' the page. You can also follow us on Twitter at @OUScotland and LinkedIn at [ Socsi.in Link ].
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01/18/2017 at 09:26. Facebook
Happy Wednesday! It's beautiful but bracing on campus today...
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01/17/2017 at 11:06. Facebook
Morning all! Hope you've recovered from yesterday - apparently the most depressing day of the year. Here's something nice and light...#BrainteaserMonth
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01/17/2017 at 10:06. Facebook
Want to avoid breaking your new year resolutions? The OU's Dr MJ Barker is here with the answer and it's easier than you might think: [ Socsi.in Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 09:45. Facebook
Here's your 15-minute warning klaxon! Student Hub Live is starting soon!

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01/16/2017 at 15:03. Facebook
While we're on the subject of chessboards, there’s more to this one than meets the eye… #BrainteaserMonth
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01/16/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
It's almost here! Join us tomorrow for our next Student Hub Live event:

Student Hub Live - Maths Skills Builder and Feedback Special!

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