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Politics, geography, geology, psychology and sociology are all part of our offer alongside science, nature and ecology. Come along and find out more about a subject that may be new to you and take the opportunity to see how you can apply your learning in your local community. Many of our natural and social science courses offer opportunities to get involved in practical activities too.

Build Your Own Sustainable Future! View details

This course will study the origin of environmental problems, raise awareness of green issues worldwide and on a local level investigate: • how they affect the average person in Britain • the impacts on the natural world and how that affects the human race • what can we as individuals realistically do to improve the situation • what environmental groups/organisations exist and what are they doing This course will seek to help you apply what you learn to your life. We will engage with the following issues; climate change what is it and how did it happen. Habitat loss and the reasons for it. Human rights and poverty are green issues. Who’s doing what from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth through to Extinction Rebellion, Permaculture and the Transition Movement. What can we do? How to stop feeling like it’s pointless to try and change your world. The connection with nature and its benefit to families, individuals and communities including physical and mental health.

Environmental awareness - Online View details

The online course will cover the following topics: Climate and climate change – sea ice, glaciers and global sea levels, species that are directly effected by global warming, the earth temperature trends. Environmental Issues – the causes of pollution, health effects of pollution, how litter and waste effect the air we breathe. Recycling – the 6 Rs of recycling, how recycling benefits the environment, the challenges of recycling How to make change

Introduction to Psychology View details

Why do we behave, or think, the way we do? What goes on in the mind of someone who obeys the law? What goes on in the mind of someone who breaks the law? Psychology is the subject concerned with trying to answer such questions, and many more, through studying our behaviour. Psychologists try to understand why people do what they do, and, sometimes, why they do it in the way that they do it. If you are interested in such things as personality and what it is and how it is formed. If you are interested in attitude formation - why and how people think the way they think about things (especially when they disagree with with your opinions!) - then this introduction to Psychology is for you. The intention is both to learn and have fun with friendly discussions when doing so!

What is criminology? View details

Crime is such a pervasive issue in our society; it is the subject of much political debate, it fills the pages of newspapers and the content of television news, it is the subject of a seemingly endless number of television dramas, it is the topic in numerous novels and it affects the lives of all of us in terms of locking up our homes and cars, protecting our PIN numbers and being wary on the streets at night. This is the subject matter of criminology. The course will look at the parameters of criminology, what is 'crime', who are the people most likely to commit crime and what are the most effective ways of preventing and controlling crime. There are no easy answers, but the course will give you the tools to try to answer some of these questions.

Wild Britain Online with Stephen Parker View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom, a video conferencing software. You will need reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. The British Isles is rich in wildlife supporting a wide range of wild plants, mammals, birds and insects. The course will investigate five major habitats from around the British Isles, exploring ancient woodlands, vast wetlands, species rich grasslands the magnificent coast and the wildlife of our towns and cities. The challenge is how do we conserve our countryside? We can all contribute towards recording species and helping them to survive in today modern world. In return, scientists now know that having access to nature is good for us, reducing stress, lowing blood pressure and generally make feel much happier.