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6 places to learn for free

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16:15 PM | 21 August 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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The world is full of places where you can study courses and learn new skills without spending a thing. Here are some of our absolute favourites. Use them to complement your university course, to bolster your qualifications if you chose not to go to uni or simply to satisfy an insatiable lust for learning. 

1. Kahn Academy

Kahn Academy is a great place for some of the more traditional subjects. If you're looking to dive into some interesting science and history topics then this is a good place to start. Khan Academy also has some intriguing lessons from the likes of NASA and the British Museum.

2. City Unrulyversity

City Unrulyversity is a collaboration between City University London and Unruly Media. It's a pop up university in Shoreditch where you can attend various talks and sessions about the creative industries. Read more about City Unrulyversity here.

3. Coursera

Coursera partners up with universities from around the world to offer a huge variety of courses for free. They currently have over 700 courses available for you to take.

4. CodeAcademy

CodeAcademy is one of the premiere places to learn how to code. Whether you're interested in learning HTML, Javascript, PHP or any of the others, CodeAcademy's incredibly simple approach will get you there in no time.

5. FutureLearn

FutureLearn is an enterprise set up by The Open University. It brings together universities worldwide to offer a range of free courses. On top of that they have cultural and educational material from institutions such as the British Council, the British Library and the British Museum.

6. MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT, adds all of their course materials online (including readings, lecture notes, assignments, and more). While you don't get access to teachers or other students, this is still a fantastic resource from one of the world's best higher education institutions.

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