What are the links between politics and economics?

Join Sir Vince Cable and leading experts at the University Of Nottingham to find out about the connections between politics and economics in our free online course. The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians explores the work of major political figures and the economic ideas they adopted. The course is run by experts …

Register for our Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC

The second run of the University of Nottingham’s Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC starts on Monday 13 February. The 5-week course, hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional FutureLearn platform, is open for registration now. In this free online course, students learn how to translate real-life experiences into effective e-learning. They will be introduced to a methodology …

British government sets up taskforce to fight against modern slavery

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has set up a task force to coordinate the government’s response to contemporary slavery. Funding of £33m will be targeted at tackling the routes of the people-trafficking trade in countries such as Nigeria. There is estimated to be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK. As the …

Ending Slavery free online course starts 17 October

The world’s first ever online course about contemporary slavery is open for registration now. Ending Slavery is a four-week course starting on 17 October 2016. You’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. Professor Kevin Bales, one of the lead educators, …

Networking is underway on Designing E-learning for Health MOOC

There is now less than a month to go before our Designing E-Learning for Health course starts on 15 February. The course is open for registration now. Over 3,500 people have already signed up for the course and started making connections with each other on the Welcome page. They are a diverse group. The Health E-Learning …

Discover the Western Soundscape Archive

Sarah Stubbings writes: Did you know that one in five mammals, one in eight birds and nearly one in three amphibians worldwide are threatened with extinction? And this is largely due to what we humans are doing to our environment. This damning statistic is one of the many insights into the natural world that you …

Join our Carbon Reductions Hotseat Live from Paris Climate Change Conference

Sarah Stubbings writes: Sustainability, Society and You is bringing you a hotseat live from the Paris Climate Change Conference. On Wednesday 2 December from 3.00-500pm GMT, Nick Blyth, Policy and Engagement Lead for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), will be answering your questions on carbon reductions. Are some tonnes of CO2 better than …

Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC Launches on 15 February

Sarah Stubbings writes: The University of Nottingham’s Health E-Learning and Media Team (HELM) have drawn on their extensive research and expertise in health e-learning to develop a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional FutureLearn platform. The 5-week course, Designing E-Learning for Health, starts on 15 February and is open for registration …

Sustainability focus on health and gardening!

This week in Sustainability, Society and You included a focus on health. Dr Neil Chadborn and Dr Linda East introduced us to the health benefits of a low carbon economy as a positive selling point for sustainability. Positive health co-benefits include a shift to low carbon vehicles, to walking and cycling, resulting in both less …

How much do you want: lagom, or just enough?

Sarah Stubbings writes: Have you ever gone down to the breakfast buffet in a hotel, eagerly looking forward to a meal that someone else has cooked? You’re patiently queueing up when some greedy character in front piles all the best food onto their plate and there’s nothing left for you. How do you react? Next …