Posts by University of Edinburgh

Money, Brexit, China: Current issues in the world of football

Ahead of the course Football: More than a Game, which starts on Monday, Grant Jarvie, the lead educator, explores some of the current issues facing the world of football.

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The Euro’s to Copa America, to the Rio Olympics and China: what are the big issues football faces?

Ahead of the course Football: More than a Game, which starts on Monday. Grant Jarvie, the lead educator, explores some of the current issues important in the world of football.

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Five things you need to know about Brexit

Exactly one month before the UK’s EU referendum here are five things you need to know about Brexit (and get even more info with a new free online course about Brexit).

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What now for FIFA and football?

Professor Grant Jarvie is lead educator on the University of Edinburgh’s free online course Football: More than a Game. In the wake of the continuing investigations into and the sentencing and arrests of key figures in FIFA, he discusses the need for good governance and asks: what now for FIFA? In December, outgoing FIFA President Sepp…

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FIFA arrests and the need for transparency, accountability and trust

Professor Grant Jarvie is lead educator on The University of Edinburgh’s free online course, “Football: More than a Game.” In the wake of the arrests of key figures at FIFA, he discusses the need for transparency, accountability and trust in the sport’s world governing body. It is a multi-billion dollar organisation with estimated reserves of $1.5 billion…

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Can Euro 2020 football revitalise Europe?

The Euro 2020 football championship will be held in 13 cities in 13 countries, which were recently announced. Professor Grant Jarvie, lead educator on The University of Edinburgh’s free online course “Football: More than a Game” discusses why these cities were chosen and the impact football could have on them. 13 cities from Amsterdam to St…

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How to write a course about something that hasn’t happened

Over the last four weeks, Alan Convery of The University of Edinburgh has been running the free online course “Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum.” Here, he discusses the challenges of developing the course on the fly and what lies ahead in its remaining two weeks. Writing an online course about Scotland’s independence referendum has been challenging….

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Too close to call: what FutureLearners think of the Scottish referendum

A survey of people taking The University of Edinburgh’s course “Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum” on FutureLearn has suggested that, if the poll were being held just among the participants on the course, the results are still too close to call. 1,086 learners took part in an online survey last week. Approximately, 47% of them…

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What does ‘independence’ mean for Scotland?

Alan Convery, Lead Educator on The University of Edinburgh’s free online course discusses the key issues surrounding Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum and reveals how taking this course can help place you at the heart of the debate. In just a few months’ time, we will know whether Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom or…

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Excitement builds ahead of Higgs boson MOOC

Prof Luigi Del Debbio, from the University of Edinburgh, discusses Peter Higgs, CERN, and the future of particle physics.  It’s been an incredible few months for my colleagues and I here at the University of Edinburgh, with so much interest in Peter Higgs, his work, and the ongoing research at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research)…

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