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Massive Open Online Courses launch

Posted on 17 January 2017

Expand your knowledge beyond your degree: learn to use Chemistry to make the perfect cup of tea or find out how to avoid the pitfalls of social media. Take one of our free online courses.

The University is launching its first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Monday 23 January. These courses offer you the opportunity to explore a variety of topics for free and online.

You can participate from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a passion to learn. Courses last three to four weeks and are delivered through online videos, quizzes, case studies and discussions with your fellow learners.

Becoming a digital citizen

Explore the social, economic and political implications of using digital technologies.

Topics on this course include analysis of online etiquette and behaviour; the use of social media for personal, economic and political endeavors; and awareness of digital identity and security.

It's suitable for anyone who uses social media - whether for fun, to support study, or as a job seeking tool.  Find out how to maximise the impact of your digital footprint and avoid common mistakes which may make you unattractive to potential employers.

Everyday chemistry

Conduct experiments at home and submit your personal findings as part of collective group research.

Explore chemistry-based topics relating to our everyday lives, with an emphasis on the important role of organic chemistry – the study of carbon-containing organic compounds. Activities will include experimenting 'in the kitchen' with projects ranging from extracting a plant fragrance to testing the activity of spices against microbes.

Find out more about these and other MOOCs you could take part in.