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Is Your School a Safe Learning Space?

Is Your School a Safe Learning Space?

What makes an ideal learning environment for you — physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally? Does your school environment make you feel welcome, supported and able to thrive and grow? Do you feel like you would learn more, perform better and thrive more fully in a learning environment where everyone shares your race, gender or identity? Why…
What can communities do to help themselves?

What can communities do to help themselves?

Community based research is research carried out by, with and for a community. It is explicitly not carried out on their behalf by an external agency, even if the aim is to benefit them. It is intended to help them help themselves, on their own terms. There are inspiring examples of community based research in…
Research is for sharing: Stories from a Palaeobiologist

Research is for sharing: Stories from a Palaeobiologist

In this post lead educator Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, on our exciting new course Extinctions: Past and Present, talks about what led her into the field of palaeobiology and why getting more people involved in science is so crucial. I became a scientist quite unintentionally. Growing up as a black (Indian) woman in segregated South Africa,…
UPDATE: Now closed. We’re partnering with the British Council to give away 10,000 free certificates

UPDATE: Now closed. We’re partnering with the British Council to give away 10,000 free certificates

In this post find out more about our partnership with the British Council, the Study UK campaign, and whether you might be eligible for a free certificate. Update: the Study UK Campaign on FutureLearn has finished. We’re happy to say we’ve given away 10,000 certificates to those who need them. We’ll post about any future…
Courses to help you transform your career in 2017

Courses to help you transform your career in 2017

In this post we share some great courses to help you get started on boosting or changing your career. Monday blues lasting all the way to Friday? It might be a sign your working life could do with a little help. Whether you’re after a new career or new skills to help with a promotion,…
International Women’s Day 2017 – 5 women who inspire us to keep learning

International Women’s Day 2017 – 5 women who inspire us to keep learning

In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, in this post we share five women who inspire us to keep learning, and keep helping others to learn. 1. Katherine Johnson The Apollo 11 flight to the moon wouldn’t have got very far without Katherine Johnson, an African-American physicist and mathematician who worked at NASA in the…
Interview: How do we read literature in the digital age?

Interview: How do we read literature in the digital age?

In the past decades computers have radically changed society. The digital revolution has had a powerful effect on lots of fields, including communication, economics, art and science. The impact of digital technology is visible almost everywhere in our lives: shaping social behaviour and mentality but also practical skills like cooking, driving and reading. In recent…
5 places to explore with courses in March

5 places to explore with courses in March

In this post discover the new places and times you could explore with courses in March. This March why not take a trip? All you need is a computer, tablet or mobile and FutureLearn. We’ve got courses to take you on all sorts of journeys, from Ancient Rome to the 1600s, all the way to…
How to provide effective feedback in clinical supervision

How to provide effective feedback in clinical supervision

Ahead of the course from UEA, Clinical Supervision with Confidence, the team behind the course take a look at exactly what makes feedback unhelpful or effective when it comes to clinical supervision. The Scenario You have a new trainee in your clinical department or service. You’ve heard from others that this trainee seems quite slow…
Money, Brexit, China: Current issues in the world of football

Money, Brexit, China: Current issues in the world of football

Ahead of the course Football: More than a Game, which starts on Monday, Grant Jarvie, the lead educator, explores some of the current issues facing the world of football. Kick Off Welcome to today’s match: football vs the world’s challenges. There are some big players on the field, let’s see what’s what… Money, Money, Money…

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