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Trying a free study unit from OpenLearn is a great way to get an idea of what to expect from university study.
Trying a free study unit from OpenLearn is a great way to get an idea of what to expect from university study.

Join in the learning conversations with other OpenLearners or plan and prepare for a course of study by completing one of the free study units. Or if you just want to sit back, why not check the details of the latest Open University programmes on TV and radio?

Trying a free study unit from OpenLearn is a great way to get an idea of what to expect from university study. With over 600 study units, spread across many subject areas, you’ll be sure to find something that interests you. These are materials from the same courses that registered students take – but online and free to the world!

Study units can take anything from 1-50 hours to work through and are available from introductory to postgraduate level. Each has clear learning outcomes, and many have activities and sample answers to help you assess your progress.

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