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 …

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 …

Sustainability, Society & You – still time to join the free online course

Sarah Speight writes: We are now underway with the 2nd free public version of Sustainability, Society & You, having finished the 1st run in March 2014. The world hasn’t changed much in three months. The population has continued to grow, more species have become extinct, more rainforest has disappeared and climate-change related disasters have edged …

Countdown #30: top tips for a sustainable lifestyle

I asked on Twitter: what tip would you give someone just starting to make their lifestyle more sustainable? @ginnyfranklin started us off with a transport tip:  how about: reduce your car use @TomFranklin chipped in: get and use a bicycle – walk or cycle to the shops, then extra trips don’t matter – I use …