Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
The Open University (OU) is delighted to announce it has received funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to extend the work conducted by its Social Partnerships Network to help reach more than six million people. The new £22million scheme, involving more than 200 higher education institutions and reaching 4,300 secondary schools and colleges, aims to encourage more people into higher education.
How can I tell right from wrong? Watch these animations (link below) to see how philosophers tell right from wrong. The animations use a would-be murderer and a runaway train to explore the morals of right and wrong. They also look at whether law can tell us what is morally acceptable, and the concept of conscience and whether it’s rational.
Students will benefit from the second year of partnership between the Open University and Ayrshire College. The partnership continues with the introduction of a BA (Hons) Combined Social Science course. By the end of the current academic year, the first group of students will graduate from The Open University partnership.
Photograph Credit: Cumnock Chronicle
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