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.
Catching History’s Criminals: The Forensics Story. Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they’ve helped to solve. In the act of murder there is a weapon, a crime scene and a body – all vital evidence in the hunt for the killer. In this series surgeon and writer Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they’ve helped to solve.
The Open University’s free online learning platform OpenLearn has launched a new interactive game named O’Fortuna. Although available to all OpenLearn visitors, the new game has been created specifically for the OU’s History Department to complement a new course at the University. It is aimed at students with an interest in Arts and History and helps users understand the key stages of life cycles in the 17th century. The game hopes to bring attention to the new course and to engage prospective students.
George Osborne’s budget statement focuses on benefits reform and deficit reduction. In his first budget statement since the Conservative Party won the May General Election, George Osborne unveiled a package of measures aimed at continuing the process of reducing the budget deficit. The focus was on the reform of welfare benefits and on boosting post-tax incomes for low earners.
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