Got a spare five mins at work? Well, here is another slice of Open University news for you all. This week we have information on a free course on philosophy, research into the pain and relief (I bet!) experienced by those deposed from political office and news that Conservative Sajid Javid will head up the new department dealing with university issues.
Free Open Learn course: Introducing Philosophy. This unit gives you an idea of what it is like to study philosophy, introducing you to the teaching methods employed by the Open University in teaching philosophy. If you are considering studying philosophy, we recommend you start here. Although the unit is mainly for people who are new to philosophy, you may find it helpful even if you already have some experience of the subject.This unit gives you an idea of what it is like to study philosophy, introducing you to the teaching methods employed by the Open University in teaching philosophy.
Research reveals the pain and relief of ‘Losing Political Office’. What happens to politicians who have lost political office? Does it matter to anyone other than those immediately affected? Recent research published by The Open University Business School (OUBS) considers these questions and reveals the personal and professional conflicts faced by MPs and council leaders who are leaving political office.
Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary, heading the department responsible for universities. Under the previous coalition government, this had been Vince Cable’s department and had overseen the raising of tuition fees in England. Jo Johnson will be the universities and science minister within the business department. The Conservatives campaigned on allowing universities to expand undergraduate student numbers.
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