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GCHQ certified cyber security training course available to The Open University

GCHQ certified cyber security training course available to The Open University

Why join the course? This online course will help you understand online security and protect your digital life, whether at home or work. Guided by Cory Doctorow, you will learn how to recognise threats that could harm you online and take steps to reduce the chances that they happen to you. The course will frame…
How to craft the perfect work email

How to craft the perfect work email

The first email (or ‘e-mail’) was sent by a computer engineer called Ray Tomlinson in 1971, sadly, the content of this message is lost to history. In 2017, 169 billion emails were sent every day, according to Statista. Many would agree that email writing is an essential skill in today’s working world. And because it’s…
Five ways online learning can help your career path

Five ways online learning can help your career path

Online learning offers value at any stage of your career. Whether you’re just starting out in the working world or seeking a promotion to a higher position, online learning can improve your marketability to employers and prove your passion for your role. What do professionals in recruitment and learning and development think about online learning?…
New on FutureLearn: Unlimited, set your timezone, and FutureLearn for Business

New on FutureLearn: Unlimited, set your timezone, and FutureLearn for Business

Learn more with Unlimited We know how busy life can be, but we also know you can achieve anything with the right flexibility. That’s why we’ve created Unlimited – a new way of learning. Unlimited gives you access to hundreds of short courses and the freedom to complete them at your own pace over a…
How can healthcare professionals improve the lives of women with PCOS?

How can healthcare professionals improve the lives of women with PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition affecting women in their childbearing years. It increases the risk of diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, and endometrial cancer. PCOS is a common cause of infertility and it causes symptoms that can be very difficult to deal with, such as acne and hair growth in body…
Five common myths and misconceptions about ADHD

Five common myths and misconceptions about ADHD

“Everyone has ADHD nowadays, don’t they?” When you talk with the general public about ADHD, one of the first things peoplemention is how common it is “nowadays” and cite figures like 20% of all boys in the USA being diagnosed with ADHD. In the UK, things are quite different. ADHD diagnosis rates are around 1%…
CEO update: Answering the questions about FutureLearn’s new investors

CEO update: Answering the questions about FutureLearn’s new investors

Update as of 3pm May 2, 2019 Read the original blog post announcing the news here. Thank you for all your messages of congratulations, we’re really excited about what this investment means for the future. I can see that there are some questions and concerns about what it means, so let me try to clarify…
FutureLearn announces SEEK as new 50/50 shareholders alongside The Open University

FutureLearn announces SEEK as new 50/50 shareholders alongside The Open University

We’re delighted to announce a new shareholder today. SEEK, Australia’s top employment marketplace, is joining The Open University as 50/50 shareholders in FutureLearn. Our existing relationship with The Open University and its vision for the higher education sector has, and will continue to have, a huge impact on and benefit to FutureLearn. This is big…
What did the word ‘Sharia’ mean in seventh century Arabia?

What did the word ‘Sharia’ mean in seventh century Arabia?

Long before the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in c.570 CE, the word Sharia was commonly used by Arabic speaking communities on the Arabian Peninsula and in the wider region. The origins and development of the term Sharia are subject to debate, but it seems to have been well known. For example, Arab Christian communities…
Five benefits of being an Unlimited learner

Five benefits of being an Unlimited learner

For a while now learners have been asking for a way to pay to access more of our courses. We’re happy to say you now can – with Unlimited – a new flexible way for you to study on FutureLearn. For £209, you will get access to hundreds of FutureLearn short courses for a year…

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