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Informal learning

As part of The Open University’s mission to widen access to higher education, the law school has developed a wide range of free online learning resources – helping to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning.

OpenLearn: the home of free learning

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OpenLearn is packed with fascinating free articles, blogs, discussions and mini-courses from the OU, covering a huge range of subject areas.

Law-related resources can be found on the OpenLearn Society, Politics and Law website.

The Open University and BBC partnership

For half a century the OU has produced programmes with the BBC, starting with late night lectures (before the days of video and online learning) and evolving into today’s prime time TV and radio shows – designed to engage millions of viewers and listeners with entertaining, informative and educational content.

High profile law-related programmes include BAFTA-nominated series The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime as well as Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed UsThe Met and The Prosecutors.

Select this link to explore and watch a range of current TV and radio programmes co-produced by The Open University and BBC: The OU and BBC partnership website.

For more information on The Open University’s work to widen participation in higher education, visit our About The Open University Mission webpage on the main OU website.