Being stuck indoors isn’t much fun, no matter how you try and spin it. A recent spell of good weather gave us all a bit of Vitamin D and yes, maybe you finished that book you’ve been planning to finish for months – but there’s only so much you can do inside the confines of your own home before cabin fever strikes. We can’t completely stop that – but we can do our best to help you stay creative and productive as possible. So, while you’ve got the time, why not try learning something new that you’ve thought about doing for a while. Take your pick of five of the best free courses from Man Met and Uni Of.

Help the environment with Our Earth: Its Climate, History and Processes | Uni of Manchester

There isn’t really any good news to come out of this current situation – but the strain we’re putting on the planet’s resources may be a little less as we stay indoors. This course aims to help you develop a greater appreciation for how air, water, land and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.

Become a wordsmith with How To Make A Poem | Manchester Met

Ok, poetry isn’t quite as cool as it was 600 years ago but it’s still considerably cooler than people who crack out guitars at house parties. This course from Man Met and Future Learn explores what inspires poetry, how poems are written and how to tell when your poem is finished. Geared at total novices and people who have been writing away in secret for years, this could be your stepping stone to becoming the next Bob Dylan or Maya Angelou.

Learn valuable lessons with Preparing For Teaching | Manchester Met

Teaching is, without doubt, one of the most important professions in this, or any country. Almost everyone has a teacher they hold dear who is responsible for shaping them as a person and their outlook on the world. We will always need more teachers – so if you’ve ever given it even a second’s thought then start here with Manchester Met. This course will help you reflect on your own experience of education and what being a teacher actually involves. This three week course will touch on what makes teaching exciting and how to develop your own personal philosophy on the craft.

Boost health-tech with Innovation in the Healthcare Sciences | Manchester Met & Uni of Manchester

How can science be improved to aid healthcare? Innovation is a word that is thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? On this course you will learn how improvement science methods can help healthcare scientists identify opportunities for innovation. Designed for healthcare scientists first and foremost, this course is also intended to be useful to all healthcare professionals.

Learn vital future skills with Global Health and Humanitarianism | Uni of Manchester

At a time like this, learning about these topics couldn’t be more relevant and vital. This six week course is broken down into two three-week blocks; an Intro to Global Health, Humanitarian Responses and Dilemmas, and lastly The Right to Humanitarian Assistance and the Responsibility to Protect. Across the syllabus you will look into what gives rise to a humanitarian emergency, different types of hazard and how these combine with vulnerability to give rise to a disaster. You will also learn about the right to assistance for those affected by armed conflict and natural disasters is at the forefront of humanitarian action. A real eye-opener, this course begins on April 27 2020.

Matthew Cooper
Published on:
Fri 3 Apr 2020