Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. Remember, 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.

EU Referendum which will be held on June 23, Anne Wesemann, a lecturer in law from the Open University, talked to One MK about the key points that will affect voters. Anne highlighted the importance of the referendum, she said: “It’s a really rare opportunity to actually have a direct impact. This referendum isn’t actually about party politics. “It’s about the people, every single one of their votes will count. Whatever opinion you have got, you have a direct say. That needs to emphasised and it can’t be emphasised enough.”

Law lecturer discusses Brexit


Joanne Martin, an 18-year-old pupil from Possilpark, rated the second most deprived district in Scotland. After attending the local secondary school, Joanne gained enough academic qualifications to study medicine at four of Scotland’s leading universities. Her mother, who worked as a cleaner, did not earn enough to purchase her daughter expensive lessons from a maths tutor. She was rejected by all of them. Eventually, one of them consented to let her in, but only after she had added an Open University course to her CV. She should have been embraced by every one of those universities. Her grades were achieved without the expensive little accoutrements and advantages that rich parents and a private education routinely get you. As such, Joanne’s qualifications were worth more than those gained by one of her competitors from St Aloysius or Hutcheson’s. That these schools are exempt from tax owing to their charitable status turns a wretchedly unfair situation into a grotesque one.

Deprived student’s can achieve with the OU


Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties could take paid employment if it were not for numerous barriers in the workplace and the wider community (Centre for Mental Health, 2013). In this free course, Work and mental health, you will look at some of the ways in which employment affects mental health and what can be done to support people in finding and keeping work.

Free course on work and mental health


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