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All Open University Deals, Discounts & Sales for January 2019

FREE Blue Planet 2 Poster (Download Only) @ Open Learn (OU)
Found 11th JanFound 11th Jan
Free Blue Planet 2 poster to join up with the BBC TV programme hosted by Sir David Attenborough. :) Request the free poster from the Open University The poster is a great educa… Read more
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Just print it out smaller (lol) mine was the one in the post, aaaaages ago


You can find peer reviewed bias for both pro and anti! ;)


Guess I won’t be printing it out if it’s a big poster then... lol




I am aware that the physical posters are out of stock, hence the reason it says download only in the title. If you fill out the form for the poster, you will receive a download link in an email to print it out! (y)

2019 List of Free Courses @ Open Learn, part of the Open University
Refreshed 4th JanRefreshed 4th Jan
Updated list of free courses at the Open University Why study a free course on OpenLearn? Our courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to en… Read more
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Seems about right. You need to be a legitimate student or a student of the past. Fairplay to them.


That was my point. You can’t sign up NUS without being on a course that allows student ID or an ac email etc.


If you are after something free, student cards or student discount the answer is no. If you want to better yourself and learn something then you are quids in.


What about student id ?



Understanding Depression and Anxiety, Free course @ The Open University
Refreshed 8th JanRefreshed 8th Jan
This free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, explores the causes of these mental health issues, with a particular focus on stress. You will consider some risk and causal… Read more
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nice to see they have deleted my comment due to the number of likes it received. lol rage against the debt machine is not welcome


Wooooooow... Used to be free back in the day. I'm out of options, unless Mind have something on their website. Sorry about that I really had no idea they changed that much



Sorry :( I know it is hit and miss in areas but can only try unfortunately. Moodgym is another one I remember I used to n use back in the day, not sure if it is still going


These don't seem to be in my area

Complete List Of FREE Posters+Booklets@ The Open University
Found 8th Feb 2018Found 8th Feb 2018
All links are below .Order your free print Posters and booklets from your favourite OU/BBC programmes - download to your PC now, or order physical items where available. You can… Read more
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Great effort, OP! HEAT.


Brilliant. Thanks. I always order these for my son. They're usually very good quality and a nice surprise for him to get something through the post.


Secrets of Our Living Planet: Download your free 'How Nature Works' bookletDownload a free booklet that illustrates the complex connections in four different UK habitatsRead nowArticle Wartime Farm: free bookletHow did a hungry island remain fed during a long, wearying conflict? Download your free Wartime Farm booklet to find out.Read nowArticle Download your free Things We Forgot To Remember leafletCompare the past we recall, with the past as it was in our free leaflet.Read nowArticle Download free recipe cardsDownload our free recipe cardsRead nowArticle Help us make OpenLearn work for you: The OpenLearn team are conducting a survey to find out more about how people use our free learning content. If you've got a few minutes to spare, please tell us what you think.


Download your free wild weather posterDownload your free wild weather poster to accompany the BBC series.Read nowArticle Download your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' posterDownload your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your Life Revealed'.Read nowArticleLevel: 1 Introductory World-changing women: Download your free booklet of postcardsDownload your free world-changing women booklet of postcards to accompany the BBC Two series The Ascent of Woman. Read nowArticle Get your free Frozen Planet posterOur free posters have run out—but you can stilll download a copy, and explore the poles on your computer.Read nowArticle Order your free Star GuideLearn more about the fascinating objects in the night sky with your free Star Guide Read nowArticle


Britain's Great War: Download your free 'The First World War Experienced' bookletFrom casualties to commemoration, explore the realities of war with this free booklet.Read nowArticle Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cardsDownload our insightful health and wellbeing advice cards and combat the challenges associated with diet, exercise and more.Read nowArticle Download your free 'Nine Months That Made You' posterGet your free poster on 'Nine Months That Made You' to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You'.Read nowArticle

FREE Open University Courses
Found 21st Jan 2018Found 21st Jan 2018
1000’s of FREE online courses ranging from Health, Education, History, Law to Business. If you can imagine it, it’s probably there. Start and finish when you are ready and at your … Read more
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I don’t think it’s possible to get an NUS card


Sorry for bumping an old, old thread but I was wondering if anyone has found a way to get hold of an NUS card since they changed things round and it's now Totum? I tried to renew but it's no longer accepting ecareers - it seems as though they've closed that loophole. Has anyone figured a workaround :/ Feel free to pm me if you'd rather.


Is the certificate for free???


That meant (& I quote from Simplified English for Dummies) = PART A: On the other hand, great way to learn some new exciting subjects - Join one of these free courses or take a paid full course in OU PART B: or to test the waters for a particular subject that you've been thinking of enrolling for in a proper Uni? - If you want to enroll in a physical university for some reason and NOT in OU, then you can take a particular subject on the OU (in one of these free courses) to see if you really like it and it's worth doing a complete course/degree or whatever else you have in mind, in a physical university (which has classes, students, teachers, white board, computers, ceilings etc all present physically in the classroom). Choice is yours. Can we end this discussion here? You win :)


Fair enough. I am aware you need to do paid courses to get an official OU address. Just keep in mind that a lot of universities do 'taster' courses, and your post notes explicitly that these courses might be good for people considering enrolling in a proper uni: "On the other hand, great way to learn some new exciting subjects or to test the waters for a particular subject that you've been thinking of enrolling for in a proper Uni?" No matter which way you slice it, you are excluding the OU from this term.

Free Blue Planet Poster and Game
Found 9th Dec 2017Found 9th Dec 2017
Free Blue Planet Poster and Game
Great quality large Blue Planet poster for children and adults including a free game. Simply complete your details and the item is dispatched within 7 days.
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ank you tiginal poster


Must of become quite popular hence the wait, i ordered mine when it was first mentioned on here last year ( i think back in october) and received it shortly afterwards.Im going to try and order for another young family member. Just to add its a very good quality double sided poster.


i got the poster yesterday :)


Been waiting about 3 months for mine.


Ordered for nephew, cheers :)

Hundreds of new free courses offered by the Open University
Found 7th Nov 2017Found 7th Nov 2017
Open University has just started offering hundreds of new free courses. Similar deal was posted 6 months back with what was on offer back then, this one has list of all courses off… Read more
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They are not the best free courses. vision2learn, even your local college will give you better level accredited courses (mostly level 2) for free if you do it online (for example wakefield college is doing that right now) Business Administration Level 2, Understanding Autism Level 2, ITQ Level 2 and etc. These courses look more like a sales pitch...


(annoyed) yawn


​Aske another ... looooooooool.


LMAO - same here ! That should be an intresting read,,,,,,


Free 'Icons of Wales' Booklet
Found 17th Oct 2017Found 17th Oct 2017
Free 'Icons of Wales' Booklet
Check out this Open University booklet that complements the BBC TV series The Story of Wales - you can get a free copy to help you look at the history of the people of Wales. Go… Read more
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Tom Jones and Shirley Basset, that's about it

Free Oceans Poster from Open University
Found 16th Oct 2017Found 16th Oct 2017
Free Oceans Poster from Open University
You can get a free poster from BBC that illustrates the mysteries of oceans with cool graphics. Just follow the link and then click on Order Free Poster button and fill in the fo… Read more
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Got ours, son loves it.


Your welcome, maybe post a picture so everyone can see your freebie 😬


Thanks op, received today


Thanks Op, my son will love this. Looking forward to the series starting now.



Free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster
Found 25th Sep 2017Found 25th Sep 2017
Free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster
Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your Life Revealed' Could be great for Kids or anyone interested in … Read more

Perfect for my boy who’s just staring high school biology. He seems to be more interested in sperm cells at the moment, however!


Ordered for our little lad. Thanks for the post!


Nice one, ordered.


Heat. I didn't order, no interest to me, please don't order just because it is free.


Thanks OP ideal for my grandson

Nearly 1000 FREE courses at The Open University
Found 27th May 2017Found 27th May 2017
Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject… Read more
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Trying to give you meaningful advice is going to be difficult. You have an edge in that you are clearly literate. What you don't know is how you will take to formal study. Luckily, there are a lot of free level 2 courses out there that can be completed in a few months - and I would suggest this is a good place to start. If you do one of those by supported distance learning and a part time non vocational course cheaply at your local college you will soon work out your learning preferences. As for home computing: You can pick up an ECDL course from somewhere like Groupon cheaply. This is the basic qualification for working out how computer networks are used in offices and industry. The joy of living today is that you can learn anything. The sadness is that without experience it counts for nought


Is anyone else getting '...unfortunately this service is unavailable at the moment. Please try again later. In the meantime why not explore our courses. ' when trying to sign up for an account and a course?


Useful thread. :-)


Amen to all that ...


You are more deluded than Jeremy himself, although he was honest enough recently to admit this wasn't possible realistically. Wouldn't it be a lovely and amazing world if someone else paid our uni, our mortgages, our train tickets possibly even supermarket shopping.

Student Beans Membership free with OpenLearn Open University Free Course
Found 16th Feb 2017Found 16th Feb 2017
You can get registered with Student Beans for 1 year for free by uploading screen shot as Open University on the student beans website. You have to register for the free OpenLearn… Read more

Ditto, and ditto again. :-(

Hi can you tell me what you did because I sent it off and it was rejected


Which course did you select and is it still valid?



I got another 1 year of student beans membership from uploading open learn course screenshot. i used a different email address. if i can get it, you can too!

Free BBC Life Story Poster delivered @ The Open University
Found 30th Jan 2017Found 30th Jan 2017
Free BBC Life Story Poster delivered @ The Open University
The Open University are giving away Free BBC Life Story Posters You can request for the poster to be delivered or print yourself. Delivery takes 2-4 weeks
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thanks op


So tell me good Sir, where did you get your degree from?




I don't know much about prison inmates but I doubt any of them will be studying. If they do, it will be a very small number. I am not a fan of self learning so I think it is very difficult to do distance learning through the open university unless you have a lot of self discipline. I would be interested to know if employers value open university degrees when it comes to employing graduates. I have never worked with anyone who is a graduate from the open university.


these will look good in the cells of most open university students

Free online courses from top Universities and specialist organisations from Futurelearn
Found 26th May 2016Found 26th May 2016
Free online courses from top Universities and specialist organisations from Futurelearn
I recently found out about a free online Genealogy course over 6 weeks held by the University of Strathclyde, so thought I would share details of the company that introduced me to … Read more

Thanks mosskeeto, I agree


These are still available, seemed worth having a reminder


"" has a very large selection of free online courses too. All ranging from psychology to languages.


Coursea is a great site too. Brilliant courses available. Courses available from around the world.


TQ4 this

Free Online Courses @ Open Learn (the free part of Open University) Hundreds of interesting subjects.
Found 23rd Apr 2016Found 23rd Apr 2016
Free Online Courses @ Open Learn (the free part of Open University) Hundreds of interesting subjects.
The courses on this site are always free, so this post is a heads up rather than a deal. Being an 'oldie' I wasnt aware it existed until recently and thought others might find it i… Read more

Great Find. Hot :)


Thanks, I'm so glad that you all found this useful.


Thank you so much - had no idea about this.


Thank you, very handy


Great find...thanks

Download Free Wild Weather Poster @ TheOpenUniversity
Found 9th Feb 2016Found 9th Feb 2016
Download Free Wild Weather Poster @ TheOpenUniversity
What are the causes and effects of extreme weather such as cyclones, tornadoes, sand storms, and thunder and lightening? Discover more about the extreme power and utter devastatio… Read more

Don't you mean "To print out yourself using £££'s worth of your employer's ink?" :)


To print out yourself using £££'s worth of your own ink?

David Attenborough - The Hunt - Free Poster from The Open University
Found 31st Oct 2015Found 31st Oct 2015
David Attenborough - The Hunt - Free Poster from The Open University
Found while browsing the Open University website. Free Poster for The Hunt Narrated by David Attenborough which starts on Sunday. Posting for anyone that may find this item of int… Read more

Oooohhhh, you cheeky monkey ;)


Heat for the old person..:D


It may take a couple of weeks now, but it should come.


cool! just filled in the form, will see what happens. thanks


Yes, got mine a few weeks ago now :D

'Nine Months That Made You' Free poster
Found 19th Sep 2015Found 19th Sep 2015
'Nine Months That Made You' Free poster
Order your free poster on 'Nine Months That Made You' to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You'.
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IIRC the last one was like four A4 sheets folder so A1 size The Free OU Posters are usually all the same size, hope that helps.


The Miracle of Childbirth...... You're welcome. ^.^




size is not mentioned anywhere so waiting for poster to appear in post - finger crossed :)


I can't see the stork on this poster, is it just contnued from after the stork has left, does anyone know?oO

Free 'The Met' poster from Open University/BBC
Found 16th Jun 2015Found 16th Jun 2015
Free 'The Met' poster from Open University/BBC
BBC one are showing a series at the moment about The Met police force, claim your free wall poster from the OU/BBC. Have applied for various posters from the OU and all have arri… Read more

Ordered for my police mad son, thanks




The Met poster! Useful as toilet paper or to line the hamsters cage maybe