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Dear FutureLearner,

In this newsletter… two brand new courses, plus many more starting soon; the British Council’s Understanding IELTS becomes the biggest free online course ever; and our new open steps allow you to share what you learn with anyone.

New and returning courses

From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores
The Open University

Find out how musicians create memorable performances from the notes on the page. Explore works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Mahler.

The Science of Nuclear Energy
The Open University

Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future. Examine the arguments for and against.

Clinical Supervision with Confidence
University of East Anglia

Are you a clinical or educational supervisor of trainee doctors? Enhance your supervision skills with this flexible, two-week course.

The Science of Medicines
Monash University

Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, to manage heart disease, depression, diabetes or pain control. Find out what can improve patients’ treatment.

Getting a Grip on Mathematical Symbolism
Loughborough University

Do you want to be an engineer or scientist, but lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts to study at degree level.

Exploring Our Oceans
University of Southampton

Dive into the half of our world that’s covered by deep ocean. Discover how our lives affect those under the waves, and learn what we do and don’t know about our “blue planet.”

How to Read Your Boss
The University of Nottingham

How can we talk more effectively in the workplace? Get an introduction to linguistic techniques to enhance your business communication.

Courses starting soon

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics, University of Birmingham

Introduction to Forensic Science, University of Strathclyde

Innovation: the Key to Business Success, University of Leeds in association with M&S

Monitoring Climate from Space, European Space Agency (ESA)

Ebola: Symptoms, History and Origins, Lancaster University

Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo, University of Southampton

How to Write Your First Song, The University of Sheffield

Childhood in the Digital Age, The Open University

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The biggest free online course ever

The British Council’s course on FutureLearn, Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests, has become the biggest free online course in the world.

Over 400,000 people from 153 countries have signed up to improve their English together. If you’re one of them, thank you – and welcome to FutureLearn.

Share what you learn with anyone

We’ve started to make course steps open, which means you can now share many articles and videos with anyone – they don’t need a FutureLearn account or to sign in to see it.

It’s a great way to share what you learn – and the fascinating things you come across – with friends, via email or social media. Find out how the new open, shareable steps work.

Happy learning,

Lily and the FutureLearn team