Having decided to do an Open University degree to learn about conflict management and war prevention, I researched what modules are available and found myself rather spoiled for choice as they include:
- Introducing the social sciences
- Law – Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law
- The uses of social science
- Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics
- Exploring psychology
- International development: making sense of a changing world
- Welfare, crime and society
- Living political ideas
- A world of whose making?
- Making social worlds
- Europe 1914-1989 War, Peace, Modernity
- Crime and Justice
- Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility
- War, Intervention and Development
So I enrolled. Then, a couple of days ago, the Open University had a table in my local library talking about the OU and what one could do. A nice bit of synergy. A two minute chat lasted best part of an hour. One of the professors – a tutor for local students – said her PhD was in war studies. Anyway, I ran my plan by her and she was very impressed with my plan and approach, which is very reassuring.
I went to a Drupal North West User Group Meeting last night in Manchester and had the chance to talk to a few people who had used a few CMS (Content Management System) products. I have tried a number of CMS and related products this past few years, for example there’s my own wiki and this WordPress blog. However, I had already decided to use Drupal for the 11112018 site and was told a number of times that I had chosen the right platform for what will be a complex site, which is very reassuring.