Keep Learning

There are currently loads of companies opening their virtual doors to freebies. Check out our recommendations for places to go to access free Learning and Development.

Try Something New

Online British Sign Language

Learn British Sign Language. Find the pay as you feel course here

Cooking & Baking

Bread Ahead (a cookery school) are running live classes for free everyday at 2pm here.

Candice Brown (2016 Bake Off winner) is doing live cook along classes, find her here.

Jack Monroe is posting cheap/store cupboard baking recipes here.

Learn a Language

Want to learn a new language? Now's the perfect time.

Learn anytime, anywhere with their free app.

https://www.duolingo.com/

Coding

How about learning to code? Have a look at these online schools.

w3schools

Code Academy

The Odin Project

Free University Courses

Future Learn

Future Learn offers free courses provided by Higher Education institutions across the UK including UOL. You will need to create an account to access the content but it is free and easy to sign up.

They have just launched a range of remote working and digital skills courses that might help in this time of remote working and isolation.

https://www.futurelearn.com/

Course Era

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies

https://www.coursera.org/

The Open University

The Open University has lots of different free courses for you to try, including; History & the Arts, Money & Business, and Society, Politics & Law.

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

EDX

Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Top Institutions.

https://www.edx.org/

Free Learning Platforms

LinkedIn Learning

We all have free access to LinkedIn Learning through our @leeds.ac.uk accounts. There is no better time to start as every time you watch a video on LinkedIn Learning between Monday 23 March and Friday 24 April, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £100 Love2Shop vouchers, with Easter Egg runner-up prizes.

See the quick start guide on the UOL IT website

Learning for Children

Need some more resources for homeschooling your children?

BBC Bitesize has lots of helpful, user friendly resources.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Love to Learn

Last but certainly not least, our very own Love to Learn is there with over 150 courses to get your teeth into. Don’t forget your username is your name all lowercase with no spaces.

Free Talks

Bettakultcha

Bettakultcha is a night of presentations in Leeds by passionate people about things they love, hate, find interesting, or just want to vent. There’s no censorship, rehearsals, or reruns. Every speaker must meet the three rules – 20 slides – 15 seconds each slide.

Take a look at their Youtube channel.

TED

TED has always been a free platform to watch thousands of talks on hundreds of topics but they have started to live stream a daily conservation series TED Connects: Community and Hope.

Take a look at 16:00 (12pm ET) each day to join the daily conversation. You can also access thousands of talks on the main site.