The OU led the way in distance education for over 50 years. They are committed to using their expertise in online education to help their students, staff, alumni and society navigate the new ‘normal’ created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Free Courses from OpenLearn

Brush up on your soft skills, access resources for supporting school-aged learners, or take some free courses designed around those who run a small or medium-sized enterprise.

Free Courses from FutureLearn

Founded by the OU, FutureLearn offers courses from universities all over the world.

The OU has picked out some of their most popular free courses for you to take a look at.

Free Mental Health Tips and Resources

Social distancing, self-isolating and the constant coronavirus-related news updates can impact on our mental health. To better support you and your family, OU have put together some free resources to help keep you afloat and better understand how to manage stress and anxiety in the digital age.

To find out about their latest research, access resources for online educators, and discover free study for learners of all levels visit their website: