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Grab Some Free Skills on Us! We’ve been creating a suite of interdisciplinary self-study packs, authored by academics, students, experts from industry, business and the public sector. And now we’re making our full range of rise intensives available to anyone who wants to engage with them. Find everything from digital creative, to wellbeing, enterprise and business to statistics. Follow them at your own pace, and receive virtual recognition for your efforts.

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Text Analysis with Python Text Analysis with Python

In an increasingly digital world, with ever-growing volumes of data that touch the humanities, the ability to understand, analyse and test hypotheses is a valuable and skill, transferable into many contexts. In this course you will build a personal Python toolkit to support your own research requirements.
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Behavioural Design Behavioural Design

Learn about the applied principles of Behaviour Design; the ways in which design principles can be used to positively change the behaviour of individuals, communities and societies.
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Engage With LinkedIn Learning Engage With LinkedIn Learning

Gain Rise Points for taking online courses in a range of creative, technical and business skills
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Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language

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Independent Learning and Experience Independent Learning and Experience

Claim Rise points for your own extra-curricular voluntary work or experience, independent project work or self-study
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The iDEA Award The iDEA Award

Develop your digital enterprise literacy and skills, with an externally recognised award.
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Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities

An accessible introduction to authoring AR/VR content, appropriate for any level of experience
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Critical Self Employment Critical Self Employment

This intensive critically analyses self-employment in the UK labour market and outlines what it takes to become self-employed. Students will learn how to become self-employed and train the skills and attitudes needed to be successful.
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Demystifying Open Data Demystifying Open Data

There is a wealth of data that is created for and about us and the communities in which we live. Although much of this data is available publically as open data it is often hard to locate, with the tools and understanding needed to interpret and use it unduly difficult.
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Building Cultural Competence Building Cultural Competence

A course to increase your understanding of culture, diversity, prejudice and inclusion as part of your journey to becoming more culturally competent.
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Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics

Take the first steps to becoming a skilled data analyst, by breaking down terms and providing step-by-step guides, this course will demonstrate beginners’ level statistics..
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How to be a Community Advocate and Make Change How to be a Community Advocate and Make Change

Learn to listen to, and advocate for, communities and the people within them – and to bring about real change.
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Building Effective Relationships Building Effective Relationships

Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
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So You’re Thinking of a PhD? So You’re Thinking of a PhD?

Are you thinking of doing a PhD? This intensive will provide you with the information you need to get started, helping you to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
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Understanding Wellbeing Understanding Wellbeing

Develop your understanding of wellbeing, mental health and health inequalities and learn practical skills to support your own and others' wellbeing.
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Social Media Management Social Media Management

This intensive, put together by an industry leader, covers the fundamental steps of using social media to market any brand, business or project. From social strategy to content creation and analytics, you'll learn why and how to plan your own campaign.
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Welcome to Rise Welcome to Rise

Learn more about the opportunities presented by Rise, and the ways in which you can navigate and engage with them
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Introduction to Vlogging Introduction to Vlogging

Learn to tell engaging stories in a vlogging format, exploring the full process of pre-production through to post-production and publishing
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Design Thinking 2 – Ideation Design Thinking 2 – Ideation

Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on creating innovative solutions, prototyping and communicating ideas
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Community Languages Community Languages

Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across Greater Manchester, including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Polish and Mandarin Chinese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (15 Credits) Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (15 Credits)

Follow this intensive to register to submit a reflective Rise assessment and earn credit that could boost your degree classification.
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Design Thinking 1 – Understanding Design Thinking 1 – Understanding

Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on developing understandings and exploring the nature of problems from the perspective of end users.
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Social Enterprise Social Enterprise

A practical guide on how to create and develop a start-up social enterprise.
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Podcast Production Podcast Production

Learn how to plan, record and create your own podcast pilot
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DIY Games DIY Games

A beginner's guide to game design. Learn how to express your ideas and feelings through personal games by turning old games into new ones, using stuff you already have at home. Publish your games online so that you can play them over video-call.
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Rise Intensives: Author Toolkit Rise Intensives: Author Toolkit

Guidance on pitching, designing and creating a Rise Intensive.
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Physical Computing Physical Computing

A complete beginner's guide to creating inventions with LEDS, sensors and other components.
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Alternative Perspectives on Education Alternative Perspectives on Education

Explore ways to engage with learning outside of mainstream and formal learning environments.
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Emotional & Mental Health in Children & Young People Emotional & Mental Health in Children & Young People

Develop a stronger appreciation of the contexts and dimension of mental and emotional health in children and young people, with a strong applied focus.
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Video Production Basics Video Production Basics

Learn to produce professional looking video projects, with everyday equipment and free software.
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Introduction to Systems Thinking Introduction to Systems Thinking

Systems thinking gives us the tools we need to make sense of systems and analyse the context of problems – useful skills for those wanting to change things for the better.
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App Design App Design

Learn how to design and test your own prototype app, with a focus on user-centric thinking and inclusive practice
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World Languages World Languages

Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across the World, including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (30 Credits) Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (30 Credits)

Follow this intensive to register to submit a reflective Rise assessment and earn credit that could boost your degree classification.
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Step Up to Study! A range of intensives to support progression to university.

Design Thinking 2 – Ideation Design Thinking 2 – Ideation

Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on creating innovative solutions, prototyping and communicating ideas
More Info ->

Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (15 Credits) Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (15 Credits)

Follow this intensive to register to submit a reflective Rise assessment and earn credit that could boost your degree classification.
More Info ->

Introduction to Systems Thinking Introduction to Systems Thinking

Systems thinking gives us the tools we need to make sense of systems and analyse the context of problems – useful skills for those wanting to change things for the better.
More Info ->

World Languages World Languages

Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across the World, including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
More Info ->

Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language

More Info ->

Video Production Basics Video Production Basics

Learn to produce professional looking video projects, with everyday equipment and free software.
More Info ->

The iDEA Award The iDEA Award

Develop your digital enterprise literacy and skills, with an externally recognised award.
More Info ->

How to be a Community Advocate and Make Change How to be a Community Advocate and Make Change

Learn to listen to, and advocate for, communities and the people within them – and to bring about real change.
More Info ->

Emotional & Mental Health in Children & Young People Emotional & Mental Health in Children & Young People

Develop a stronger appreciation of the contexts and dimension of mental and emotional health in children and young people, with a strong applied focus.
More Info ->

Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities

An accessible introduction to authoring AR/VR content, appropriate for any level of experience
More Info ->

So You’re Thinking of a PhD? So You’re Thinking of a PhD?

Are you thinking of doing a PhD? This intensive will provide you with the information you need to get started, helping you to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
More Info ->

Social Enterprise Social Enterprise

A practical guide on how to create and develop a start-up social enterprise.
More Info ->

Understanding Wellbeing Understanding Wellbeing

Develop your understanding of wellbeing, mental health and health inequalities and learn practical skills to support your own and others' wellbeing.
More Info ->

Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics

Take the first steps to becoming a skilled data analyst, by breaking down terms and providing step-by-step guides, this course will demonstrate beginners’ level statistics..
More Info ->

Demystifying Open Data Demystifying Open Data

There is a wealth of data that is created for and about us and the communities in which we live. Although much of this data is available publically as open data it is often hard to locate, with the tools and understanding needed to interpret and use it unduly difficult.
More Info ->

Design Thinking 1 – Understanding Design Thinking 1 – Understanding

Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on developing understandings and exploring the nature of problems from the perspective of end users.
More Info ->

App Design App Design

Learn how to design and test your own prototype app, with a focus on user-centric thinking and inclusive practice
More Info ->

DIY Games DIY Games

A beginner's guide to game design. Learn how to express your ideas and feelings through personal games by turning old games into new ones, using stuff you already have at home. Publish your games online so that you can play them over video-call.
More Info ->

Engage With LinkedIn Learning Engage With LinkedIn Learning

Gain Rise Points for taking online courses in a range of creative, technical and business skills
More Info ->

Community Languages Community Languages

Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across Greater Manchester, including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Polish and Mandarin Chinese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
More Info ->

Podcast Production Podcast Production

Learn how to plan, record and create your own podcast pilot
More Info ->

Critical Self Employment Critical Self Employment

This intensive critically analyses self-employment in the UK labour market and outlines what it takes to become self-employed. Students will learn how to become self-employed and train the skills and attitudes needed to be successful.
More Info ->

Introduction to Vlogging Introduction to Vlogging

Learn to tell engaging stories in a vlogging format, exploring the full process of pre-production through to post-production and publishing
More Info ->

Welcome to Rise Welcome to Rise

Learn more about the opportunities presented by Rise, and the ways in which you can navigate and engage with them
More Info ->

Building Cultural Competence Building Cultural Competence

A course to increase your understanding of culture, diversity, prejudice and inclusion as part of your journey to becoming more culturally competent.
More Info ->

Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (30 Credits) Develop a Portfolio for Rise Credits (30 Credits)

Follow this intensive to register to submit a reflective Rise assessment and earn credit that could boost your degree classification.
More Info ->

Physical Computing Physical Computing

A complete beginner's guide to creating inventions with LEDS, sensors and other components.
More Info ->

Building Effective Relationships Building Effective Relationships

Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
More Info ->

Text Analysis with Python Text Analysis with Python

In an increasingly digital world, with ever-growing volumes of data that touch the humanities, the ability to understand, analyse and test hypotheses is a valuable and skill, transferable into many contexts. In this course you will build a personal Python toolkit to support your own research requirements.
More Info ->

Alternative Perspectives on Education Alternative Perspectives on Education

Explore ways to engage with learning outside of mainstream and formal learning environments.
More Info ->

Social Media Management Social Media Management

This intensive, put together by an industry leader, covers the fundamental steps of using social media to market any brand, business or project. From social strategy to content creation and analytics, you'll learn why and how to plan your own campaign.
More Info ->

Behavioural Design Behavioural Design

Learn about the applied principles of Behaviour Design; the ways in which design principles can be used to positively change the behaviour of individuals, communities and societies.
More Info ->

Independent Learning and Experience Independent Learning and Experience

Claim Rise points for your own extra-curricular voluntary work or experience, independent project work or self-study
More Info ->

Rise Intensives: Author Toolkit Rise Intensives: Author Toolkit

Guidance on pitching, designing and creating a Rise Intensive.
More Info ->