Free politics and economics course starts Monday 20 March

It’s only 10 days till our free online course on politics and economics starts. You can enrol on the course now and start connecting with other learners in the welcome area. You will find a fascinating range of learners are already in discussion in the welcome area. This includes people from all around the world, …

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 …

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 …

Advent calendar #22: Influencing people

I was intrigued when reviewing the materials for our free online course Sustainability, Society and You (which starts on on January 6th) to see that there are a set of principles by which the UK Government aims to influence people’s behaviour. The approach is called ‘MINDSPACE’ (Dolan et al., 2010), which is an acronym for …

Advent calendar #1: A December of preparation!

Welcome to December!  As we lead up to our first MOOC, Sustainability, Society and You, in January, we are going to have an Advent calendar throughout the month of December – there’ll be a short informative post every day, with tips on being a student in a MOOC, sneak peeks at content, sustainability news and …