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List of Year 12 Opportunities / Things to do (work-in-progress)
This is my list of opportunities/things to do for year 12 during the current coronavirus crisis.

It's a difficult time for everyone but our school year is one of the most affected because for a lot of us, it's going to be difficult to know what to write on a personal statement or to even know what course to apply for. A lot of these opportunities can be done by people in other year groups but I won't be including anything specific to other year groups (whereas year 12 specific things will be included).

Most of what's on my list at the moment is MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) just because they are the easiest thing to access and there are so many out there. So I feel like I should say this - don't buy the certificates! I mean, you can if you want but you can still talk about them in your personal statement even if you don't pay so there's not much point really. To my knowledge, everything I have listed is free.

If you have found any opportunities not included here then please let me know so I can add them to the list.

Sciences

Medicine
Brighton & Sussex Medical School - virtual work experience
Royal College of General Practitioners - Observe GP
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (FutureLearn) - Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries
University of Leeds and the National Institute for Health Research (FutureLearn) - Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research
University of Birmingham (FutureLearn) - Good Brain, Bad Brain program
University of Glasgow (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Critical Care Medicine
British Heart Foundation (FutureLearn) - It Starts With Your Heart: Understanding Heart and Circulatory Diseases
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Exploring Cancer Medicines
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Causes of Human Disease program
University of Basel (FutureLearn) - Allergies: When the Immune System Backfires
University College London and University College London Hospitals (FutureLearn) - Airway Matters
St George's University and St George's University Hospitals (FutureLearn) - The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine
University of Liverpool and the Physiological Society (FutureLearn) - Physiology: the Science of Life
Novosibirsk State University (Coursera) - Dermatology: Trip to skin
BBC iPlayer - Between Life and Death
BBC iPlayer - Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines
Channel 4 - Confessions of a Junior Doctor

Dentistry
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - Discover Dentistry
The University of Hong Kong (EdX) - Digital Biomaterials
University of Pennsylvania (Coursera) - Introduction to Dental Medicine
University of Hong Kong (Coursera) - Implant Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania (Coursera) - The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and Disease

Nursing / Social Care
Coventry University (FutureLearn) - Nursing and Long-term Conditions: An Introduction
University of York (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Nursing: Bioscience, Psychology, and Sociology
University of Southampton (FutureLearn) - Understanding Insulin
King's College London (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Nursing: The Role of Nurses Around the World
King's College London (FutureLearn) - Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
University of Dundee (FutureLearn) - Care Home Nursing: Changing Perceptions
Newcastle University (FutureLearn) - Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well
BBC iPlayer - Saving Our Nurses

Dietetics
Deakin University (FutureLearn) - Food and Mood : Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition
University of Aberdeen (FutureLearn) - Nutrition and Wellbeing
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice program
EIT Food, University of Turin & EIT (FutureLearn) - Superfoods: Myths and Truths
John Hopkins University (FutureLearn) - The Monday Campaigns: Lessons in Public Health Promotion
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Coursera) - The Science of Gastronomy
BBC iPlayer - Veganville
BBC iPlayer - The Truth About Calories
BBC iPlayer - The Truth About Fat
BBC iPlayer - The Truth About Healthy Eating
BBC iPlayer - The Truth About Meat
BBC iPlayer - The Truth About Takeaways

Biology
Royal Society of Biology - Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition (Closes 24th July) Top prize of £500.
Royal Society of Biology - The Nancy Rothwell Award (Closes 31st July) The overall winner in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils, a certificate and £25. The winners' schools will also each receive £100. Top three runner-up entries in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils and a certificate.
Harvard University (EdX) - Cell Biology: Mitochondria
Amazon Kindle Store - Free download of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' (You don't need a Kindle - there's a free app)
Rice University (EdX) - DNA: Biology's Genetic Code
Rice University (EdX) - Proteins: Biology's Workforce
University of Cape Town (FutureLearn) - Extinctions: Past and Present
University of Southampton (FutureLearn) - Exploring Our Ocean
Royal Holloway University of London (FutureLearn) - Understanding Biological Energy
University of York (FutureLearn) - The Biology of Bugs, Brains, and Beasts
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Small and Mighty: Introduction to Microbiology
BBC iPlayer - Life on Earth (1979, David Attenborough)

Veterinary Medicine / Veterinary Nursing
University of Edinburgh (Coursera) - EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?
University of Edinburgh (Coursera) - Animal Behaviour and Welfare
University of Edinburgh (Coursera) - The Truth About Cats and Dogs
University of Florida (Coursera) - The Horse Course: Introduction to Basic Care and Management
BBC iPlayer - Mountain Vets
BBC iPlayer - Scottish Vets Down Under
BBC iPlayer - Big Animal Surgery
Channel 4 - The People's Vet
Channel 4 - The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

Chemistry
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth
University of East Anglia and the Biochemical Society (FutureLearn) - Biochemistry: The Molecules of Life
University of York (FutureLearn) - Exploring Everyday Chemistry
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Discovering Science: Chemical Products
The University of Tokyo (EdX) - Basic Analytical Chemistry
Wageningen University (EdX) - From Fossil Resources to Biomass: A Chemistry Perspective
Kyoto University (EdX) - The Chemistry of Life
MIT (EdX) - Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
Open University (OpenLearn) - Discovering chemistry
Open University (OpenLearn) - What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?
Open University (OpenLearn) - Introduction to polymers
Open University (OpenLearn) - The molecular world
BBC iPlayer - Chemistry: A Volatile History
The Royal Institution (YouTube) - The Magic of Chemistry - with Andrew Szydlo
Royal Society of Chemistry Public Lectures (YouTube playlist of 67 chemistry lectures)
Spotify - Chemistry in its Element podcast
Spotify - Everyday Chemistry podcast

Physics
Papers in Physics - a free research paper archive
Australian National University (EdX) - Astrophysics: Cosmology
Waseda University (EdX) - Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, and the Mysteries of the Universe
Australian National University (EdX) - Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe
MIT (EdX) - Electricity and Magnetism: Maxwell's Equations
MIT (EdX) - Vibrations and Waves
National Research Nuclear University / MEPhI (EdX) - Nuclear Reactor Physics Basics
National Research Nuclear University / MEPhI (EdX) - From Atoms to Stars: How Physics Explains Our World
Amazon Kindle Store - Astronomy (The book is free and you don't need a Kindle - there's a free app)
Other free physics books on the Amazon Kindle Store -
Mathematics for the Physical Sciences
University Physics Volume 1
University Physics Volume 2
University Physics Volume 3
Science with the Cherenkov Telescope
Open University (FutureLearn) - The Science of Nuclear Energy
Open University (OpenEdu) - Particle Physics
Open University (OpenEdu) - Collisions and conservation laws
Open University (OpenEdu) - Describing motion along a line
Open University (OpenEdu) - Motion under gravity
ISAE-SUPAERO (FutureLearn) - ABC of Flight Mechanics: How do Planes Fly?
University of Colorado (Coursera) - Kinematics: Describing the Motions of Spacecraft
Georgia Tech (Coursera) - Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Coursera) - Vector Calculus for Engineers
BBC iPlayer - The Planets (Brian Cox)
BBC iPlayer - Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
Spotify - Physics Frontiers
Spotify - Physics World Weekly
Spotify - Physics World Stories

Engineering
Ural Federal University (EdX) - Engineering Mechanics
Delft University of Technology (EdX) - Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials
University of York (FutureLearn) - Engineering the Future: Creating the Amazing
University of Birmingham (FutureLearn) - Electrical Engineering: Sensing, Powering and Controlling
Open University (OpenEdu) - Engineering: The challenge of temperature
Open University (OpenEdu) - Engineering: The nature of problems
Open University (OpenEdu) - Introduction to forensic engineering
Spotify - Unprofessional Engineering
Spotify - Engineering Matters
Dyson Institute - Okay, you can't do this yet but this is a really good opportunity to study an engineering degree apprenticeship.
UKTV Play - Impossible Engineering
Channel 5 / My5 - The Bridges That Built London

Computer Science
Microsoft Visual Studio - Community version is free to download and it's an IDE that can be used for a wide range of programming languages, including Python, VB.NET and C#.
W3Schools - Tutorials for HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, C#, C++, Python and more.
MIT - App Inventor. A website that helps you to develop your own app.
Raspberry Pi Foundation (FutureLearn) - Getting Started With Your Raspberry Pi
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (FutureLearn) - Debugging and Defensive Programming
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - Building a Future with Robots
Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Physical Computing
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - MedTech: AI and Medical Robots
Coventry University and the Institute of Coding (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Cryptography
Coventry University and the Institute of Coding (FutureLearn) - Basics of Network Security
Coventry University (FutureLearn) - The Cyber Security Landscape
University of Edinburgh (FutureLearn) - Supercomputing
Abertay University (FutureLearn) - Video Game Design and Development: Introduction to Game Programming
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Begin Robotics
Keio University (FutureLearn) - Understanding Quantum Computers
University of Dundee (FutureLearn) - Data Science in the Games Industry
Harvard University (EdX) - CS50's Introduction to Computer Science
Harvard University (EdX) - CS50's Introduction to Game Development
Harvard University (EdX) - CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript
Stanford University (Coursera) - Machine Learning
Georgia Tech (Coursera) - Introduction to User Experience Design
Amazon Future Engineer
Resources suggested by _gcx, thanks -
Codecademy
Hackerrank
Project Euler

Maths
MIT Youtube Videos (thanks chi2)
Math Quiz - website with maths questions for GCSE, A-level and university
Harvard University (EdX) - Introduction to Probability
University of Adelaide (EdX) - MathTrackX courses
Imperial College London (EdX) - A-level Mathematics for Year 12 - Course 1
Imperial College London (EdX) - A-level Mathematics for Year 12 - Course 2
Imperial College London (EdX) - A-level Mathematics for Year 13 - Course 1
Imperial College London (EdX) - A-level Mathematics for Year 13 - Course 2
SchoolYourself (EdX) - Maths courses (one on geometry, another on algebra)
Arizona State University (EdX) - College Algebra and Problem Solving
Arizona State University (EdX) - Precalculus
Open University (OpenEdu) - Working mathematically
Open University (OpenEdu) - Introduction to linear equations and matrices
Open University (OpenEdu) - Egyptian mathematics
Stanford University (Coursera) - Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
University of Sydney (Coursera) - Introduction to Calculus
BBC Radio 4 - Mathematics Programme Collection
Spotify - Mathematically Speaking
Spotify - Breaking Math

Accounting / Finance
University of Virginia (Coursera) - Financial Accounting Fundamentals
West Virginia University (Coursera) - Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
Open University (OpenEdu) - Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting
SOAS (FutureLearn) - Risk Management in the Global Economy
IESE Business School (Coursera) - Corporate Finance Essentials
University of London (Coursera) - Keeping up with Change: Issues for the Finance Professional

Psychology
University of Cape Town (FutureLearn) - What Is a Mind?
University of Warwick (FutureLearn) - The Mind is Flat: The Shocking Shallowness of Human Psychology
University of East Anglia (FutureLearn) - Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety
Universiteit Leiden (FutureLearn) - Demystifying Mindfulness
Public Health England (FutureLearn) - COVID-19: Psychological First Aid
University of York (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science
Open University (FutureLearn) - Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation
University of Liverpool (FutureLearn) - Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
University of Padova (FutureLearn) - Understanding Epilepsy and its Neuropsychology
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: Sensation and Perception
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: Biological Psychology
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: Developmental Psychology
Monash University (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology
Yale University (Coursera) - Introduction to Psychology
Wesleyan University (Coursera) - Schizophrenia
BBC iPlayer - Stacey Dooley: On the Psych Ward

Geography
University of Reading and the Royal Meteorological Society (FutureLearn) - Come Rain or Shine
Cardiff University (FutureLearn) - Extreme Geological Events
Coventry University (FutureLearn) - Emergencies and Disasters: Trends and Issues
University of East Anglia (FutureLearn) - What is International Development?
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment
Pennsylvania State University (Coursera) - Maps and the Geospatial Revolution
University of Colorado (Coursera) - Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic
UCDavis (Coursera) - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization
BBC iPlayer - Frozen Planet (David Attenborough)
BBC iPlayer - Earth's Great Rivers
Channel 5 / My5 - Draining the Bermuda Triangle
Royal Geographical Society - Young Geographer of the Year competition (closes 30th June)

Sport Science
University of Edinburgh (FutureLearn) - Football: More than a Game
University of Leicester and De Montfort University (FutureLearn) - English Football: a Social History
Open University and Public Health England (FutureLearn) - Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood
Open University (OpenEdu) - Working with young people in sport and exercise
Open University (OpenEdu) - The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present
Open University (OpenEdu) - Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts
Open University (OpenEdu) - Exploring sport coaching and psychology
Open University (OpenEdu) - The science behind wheeled sports
Hamilton College (EdX) - Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?
McGill (EdX) - The Body Matters: Why Exercise Makes You Healthy and How to Stay Uninjured
Tim Stewart (YouTube) - A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPORTS SCIENCE STUDENT | UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
EPSN MMA (YouTube) - The science behind Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch | Sport Science | ESPN MMA
University of Leeds (YouTube) - Sports Science | Undergraduate Degrees at University of Leeds
Spotify - The Real Science of Sport Podcast

Humanities

Business and Management / Marketing
Google Digital Garage - Fundamentals of Digital Marketing (a 26 module, 40 hour course with free certification)
Accenture FutureLearn courses
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Business Ethics: Exploring Big Data and Tax Avoidance
University of Leeds and Institute of Coding (FutureLearn) - Creating Digital Content courses
CIPD (FutureLearn) - HR Fundamentals
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity
Open University (FutureLearn) - The Digital Economy: Finance for Business Growth
Coventry University (FutureLearn) - Consumer Behaviour and Psychology
Coventry University (FutureLearn) - Global Marketing: A Definition
Purdue University (FutureLearn) - Digital Media Analytics: Introduction
University of East Anglia (FutureLearn) - The Secret Power of Brands
New York Institute of Finance (FutureLearn) - Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories
King's College London (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Business Management
University of Michigan (Coursera) - Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills
Università Bocconi (Coursera) - Management of Fashion and Luxury Companies
MIT (EdX) - Supply Chain Analytics
MIT (EdX) - Becoming an Entrepreneur
University of London (Coursera) - Brand Management: Aligning Business, Brand and Behaviour
University of London (Coursera) - Managing the Company of the Future
Copenhagen Business School (Coursera) - An Introduction to Consumer Neuroscience & Neuromarketing
BBC World Service - Business Daily podcast
BBC Radio 4 - The World of Business podcast
Spotify - Business Casual podcast
Spotify - Business Wars podcast
BBC iPlayer - The Apprentice
BBC iPlayer - Dragons' Den

English
Amazon Kindle Store - Free Kindle eBooks (lots of them are classics)
Project Gutenburg - Over 60,000 free eBooks, including the complete works of Shakespeare
Trinity College Dublin (FutureLearn) - The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800
University of Glasgow (FutureLearn) - Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy
University of East Anglia (FutureLearn) - An Introduction to Screenwriting
University of Southampton (FutureLearn) - Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - Literature of the English Country House
Manchester Metropolitan University (FutureLearn) - How To Make A Poem
King's College London (FutureLearn) - Shakespeare: Print and Performance
Open University (FutureLearn) - Start Writing Fiction
University of Newcastle Australia (FutureLearn) - Fairy Tales: Meanings, Messages, and Morals
University of Aberdeen (FutureLearn) - Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument
Harvard University (EdX) - Modern Masterpieces of World Literature
Harvard University (EdX) - Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature
Harvard University (EdX) - Shakespeare’s Othello: The Moor
Harvard University (EdX) - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: Shylock
Harvard University (EdX) - Shakespeare's Hamlet: The Ghost
California Institute of the Arts (Coursera) - Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop
UNSW Sydney (Coursera) - Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences
Commonwealth Education Trust (Coursera) - Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest
Trinity College Cambridge - Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature
BBC iPlayer documentary - The Bronte Business (1977)
BBC iPlayer documentary - The Beauty of Books
BBC iPlayer documentary - Novels That Shaped Our World

Journalism
Michigan State University (Coursera) - Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization (5 free courses)
University of Melbourne (Coursera) - Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens
University of Illinois (Coursera) - Visualization for Data Journalism

Education / Early Childhood Studies
Open University (FutureLearn) - Becoming a teacher
University of Exeter (FutureLearn) - Testing Times in the Classroom: Challenges of 21st Century Education
British Council (FutureLearn) - English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life
University of Glasgow (FutureLearn) - The Right to Education: Breaking Down the Barriers
BBC iPlayer - Inside Autism: A Tiny Bit of Magic
BBC iPlayer - Bliadhna na Sgoile (My School Year) - a documentary about a primary school in Scottish Gaelic with English subtitles
Open University (OpenEdu) - Children's perspectives on play
Open University (OpenEdu) - The role of play in children's learning
Open University (OpenEdu) - Play, learning and the brain
Open University (OpenEdu) - Primary education: listening and observing
University of London, UCL and Dyslexia International (Coursera) - Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing
Utrecht University (Coursera) - Understanding child development: from synapse to society
Amazon Kindle Store - Play-Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood Education (Free book and you don't need a kindle as there's a free mobile app)
Channel 4 - The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds
Channel 4 - Excluded at Seven
Channel 4 - Educating Yorkshire
Channel 4 - Educating the East End
Channel 4 - Educating Essex
Channel 4 - Educating Greater Manchester
Channel 4 - Educating Cardiff

History
BBC Radio 4 podcast - Homeschool History
BBC Radio 4 podcast - You're Dead To Me
BBC iPlayer - Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
University of Roehampton (FutureLearn) - The Tudors
University of Leicester (FutureLearn) - England in the Time of King Richard III
Open University (FutureLearn) - World War 1: Trauma, Memory, Controversy
University of Kent and the National Army Museum (FutureLearn) - From Waterloo to Rhine: The British Army 1815-1945
University of Exeter (FutureLearn) - Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism
The History of Parliament Essay Competition (ages 16-18)
St Hugh's College Oxford - the Julia Wood Prize
BBC iPlayer - The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain
BBC iPlayer - Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
BBC iPlayer - The Man Who Saw Too Much (rated 16+ due to disturbing scenes, documentary about a man who survived a Nazi concentration camp)
BBC iPlayer - Meet the Romans with Mary Beard
BBC iPlayer - The Normans
BBC iPlayer - Rome's Lost Empire
BBC iPlayer - Seven Ages of Britain
BBC iPlayer - Timewatch
UKTV Play - The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign
UKTV Play - The World at War (1973-74 series on WW2)
UKTV Play - True Evil: The Making Of A Nazi
UKTV Play - 1945-1953: From World War to Cold War
UKTV Play - Forbidden History
UKTV Play - Private Lives Of The Tudors
Channel 4 - Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain
Channel 5 / My5 - London: 2000 Years Of History
Channel 5 / My5 - Queen Mary: How She Saved the Royals

Archaeology
Durham University and Teesside University (FutureLearn) - Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
Newcastle University (FutureLearn) - Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Archaeology: From Dig to Lab and Beyond
Politecnico di Milano (Coursera) - Archaeoastronomy
Universiteit Leiden (Coursera) - Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones
Sapienza University of Rome (Coursera) - The Changing Landscape of Ancient Rome. Archaeology and History of the Palatine Hill
Channel 5 / My5 - Digging Up Britain's Past Series 2
Channel 5 / My5 - Egyptian Tomb Hunting
Channel 4 - Time Team
UKTV Play - Buried War
UKTV Play - Unearthing WWII

Art (including subjects like art history, graphics, fashion, etc)
Google Arts and Culture
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (EdX) - European Paintings: From Leonardo to Rembrandt to Goya
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Innovation: The Fashion Industry
University of Glasgow and Historic Royal Palaces (FutureLearn) - A History of Royal Fashion
University of York (FutureLearn) - Modern Sculpture: An Introduction to Art History
University of Glasgow (FutureLearn) - Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime
Abertay University (FutureLearn) - Video Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design
The Museum of Modern Art (Coursera) - Fashion as Design
The Museum of Modern Art (Coursera) - Modern Art & Ideas
The Museum of Modern Art (Coursera) - What Is Contemporary Art?
BBC iPlayer documentary - Fabric of Britain
BBC iPlayer documentary - British Masters
BBC iPlayer documentary - A Very British Renaissance
BBC iPlayer documentary - Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Idol
UKTV Play - Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr
Royal Society of Biology - The Nancy Rothwell Award (Closes 31st July) The overall winner in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils, a certificate and £25. The winners' schools will also each receive £100. Top three runner-up entries in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils and a certificate.

Music
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - How to Write Your First Song
Abertay University (FutureLearn) - Video Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music
Harvard University (EdX) - First Nights - Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the 19th Century Orchestra
University of Rochester (Coursera) - The Music of the Beatles
University of Edinburgh (Coursera) - Fundamentals of Music Theory
Duke University (Coursera) - Music as Biology: What We Like to Hear and Why
Berklee College of Music (Coursera) - Jazz Improvisation
BBC Radio 3 podcast - Sound of Cinema
BBC Radio 3 podcast - Sound of Gaming
BBC Radio 6 podcast - The First Time With... (Interviews with famous musicians)
BBC Music - BBC Young Musician resources (videos and podcasts)
BBC iPlayer - Rock 'n' Roll America
BBC iPlayer - Black Music Legends of the 1980s - Janet Jackson: Taking Control
BBC iPlayer - Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
BBC iPlayer - David Bowie: Finding Fame
UKTV Play - Sounds of the 70's
Chrome Music Lab - Song Maker
BandLab - Social music creation platform

Media and Film
Into Film - Film of the Month Competition (monthly filmmaking competition for ages 5-19)
Film Distributors' Association (FutureLearn) - Film Distribution: Connecting Films with Audiences
National Film and Television School (FutureLearn) - Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen
AFTRS (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Production Design for Film and Screen
BFI (FutureLearn) - The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film
University of Sydney (FutureLearn) - Ethical Social Media
Northwestern University (Coursera) - Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Coursera) - The Olympic Games and the Media
BBC iPlayer - Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema
Channel 4 - VICE Guide to Film
MIT OpenCourseWare (YouTube) - The Film Experience
Filmmaker IQ (YouTube)
RocketJump Film School (YouTube)
ScreenSkills website

Architecture
Fitzwilliam College Cambridge - Architectural design competition
Harvard University (EdX) - The Architectural Imagination
MIT (EdX) - Sustainable Building Design
Delft University of Technology (EdX) - Models in Architecture - design through physical & digital models
University of Bath (FutureLearn) - Modern Building Design
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City
Aga Khan Trust for Culture (FutureLearn) - Enhancing the Quality of Urban Life: Fifteen Winning Projects of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
BBC iPlayer - Where We Live Now (An episode from a 1979 documentary)
BBC iPlayer - Architecture at the Crossroads (1986)
ArchitecturalDigest (YouTube)
Thomas Rowntree (YouTube) - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STUDYING ARCHITECTURE
30X40 Design Workshop (YouTube) - A Day in the Life of an Architect

Law
InsideSherpa - White & Case Virtual Internship
InsideSherpa - Pinsent Masons Virtual Internship
InsideSherpa - Linklaters Virtual Internship
BAILII - Case Law / Court Decisions Database
University of Leeds (FutureLearn) - Incarceration: Are prisons a suitable punishment?
King's College London (FutureLearn) - The Modern Judiciary: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters
University of York (FutureLearn) - From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice
Open University (OpenEdu) - Starting with law
Open University (OpenEdu) - Company law in context
Open University (OpenEdu) - Changing law: mental capacity legislation
Open University (OpenEdu) - Human rights and law
Open University (OpenEdu) - Judges and the law
Open University (OpenEdu) - Pro bono work and social justice
Harvard University (EdX) - Justice
Yale University (Coursera) - A Law Student's Toolkit
University of London (Coursera) - Introduction to English Common Law
Universiteit Leiden (Coursera) - International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice
Universiteit Leiden (Coursera) - Rethinking International Tax Law
Case Western Reserve University (Coursera) - Introduction to International Criminal Law
University of Pennsylvania (Coursera) - An Introduction to American Law
BBC iPlayer documentary - Crime - Are We Tough Enough?
BBC iPlayer documentary - Appeal Court: The End of the Line (Scottish criminal justice)
BBC iPlayer documentary - Life and Death Row (episodes are rated 16+ due to scenes that are upsetting or disturbing - check the description for each if unsure)
BBC iPlayer documentary - Who Should Get to Stay in the UK?
Eve Cornwell (YouTube) - Law School playlist
Cambridge University (YouTube) - Why study Law at University if I don't want to become a lawyer?
Real Crime (YouTube) - Channel with lots of documentaries on crime and criminal law.
Cambridge Law Faculty (Youtube) - Example Cambridge Law Admissions Interview
The Law Simplifed (YouTube)

Politics and Economics
Trinity College Cambridge - R.A. Butler Politics Prize
Royal Economic Society - Young Economist of the Year 2020 competition in association with the Financial Times (Closes 27th July) Best overall essay wins £1000 and the opportunity to be published in the Financial Times. Best essay for each topic (there are 5) wins £200.
The History of Parliament Essay Competition (ages 16-18)
BBC Radio 4 podcast - Today in Parliament
Royal Holloway University of London (FutureLearn) - Peterloo to the Pankhursts: Radicalism and Reform in the 19th Century
University of Nottingham (FutureLearn) - The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FutureLearn) - Introduction to British Diplomacy
SOAS (FutureLearn) - Understanding Public Financial Management: How Is Your Money Spent?
University of Nottingham and the British Library (FutureLearn) - Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life
Open University (OpenEdu) - What is politics?
Open University (OpenEdu) - Nationalism, self-determination and secession
Open University (OpenEdu) - The politics of devolution
Yale University (EdX) - Financial Markets
Yale University (EdX) - Moral Foundations of Politics
SciencesPo (Coursera) - Geopolitics of Europe
BBC iPlayer documentary - The Cameron Years
BBC iPlayer documentary - The Debate Continues (historic film on the restoration of the Commons after bombing in 1941)
BBC iPlayer documentary - Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
Channel 4 - Inside the American Embassy
Channel 4 - The Invention of Boris Johnson
UKTV Play - 1945
Channel 5 / My5 - Paxman: Why Are Our Politicians So Cr*p? (Not starred in the title but just making sure I'm not going against the guidelines )
Channel 5 / My5 - Farage Fans & Ukip Lovers

Languages and Linguistics
Trinity College Cambridge - Linguistics Essay Prize
Oxford German Network - A German Classic (not an essay prize but you can get feedback on your work and also, participants get free copies of the required books and access to a specially recorded lecture)
Duolingo - A website (which also has a mobile app) allowing you to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, Czech, Welsh, Danish, Greek, Esperanto, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, High Valyrian, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Navajo, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Swahili, Klingon, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese or Chinese. It also has an owl that aggressively reminds you to practice your chosen language everyday to maintain your streak.
University of Leicester (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL
University of Houston (Coursera) - The Bilingual Brain
University of Groningen (FutureLearn) - Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities
University of Groningen (FutureLearn) - Language Testing & Awake Brain Surgery (neurolinguistics)
University of Groningen (FutureLearn) - Introduction to Dutch
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (FutureLearn) - Catalan for Beginners
Dublin City University (FutureLearn) - Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture
Yonsei University (Coursera) - First Step Korean
Peking University (Coursera) - Chinese for Beginners
Universiteit Leiden (Coursera) - Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics
UCDavis (Coursera) - Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary Specialization
Open University (OpenEdu) language courses -
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Chinese
Welsh
Getting started on classical Latin

Religious Studies
University of Groningen (FutureLearn) - Religion and Conflict
European University Institute and GREASE project consortium (FutureLearn) - Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience
Yad Vashem (FutureLearn) - Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present
University of Edinburgh (FutureLearn) - The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction
Lancaster University and Woodbrooke (FutureLearn) - Radical Spirituality: the Early History of the Quakers
Open University (FutureLearn) - Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity
Harvard University (EdX) - Judaism Through Its Scriptures
Harvard University (EdX) - Christianity Through Its Scriptures
Harvard University (EdX) - Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
Harvard University (EdX) - Sikhism Through Its Scriptures
Princeton University (Coursera) - Buddhism and Modern Psychology
BBC iPlayer documentary - Priest School
BBC iPlayer documentary - Sacred Wonders of Britain

Philosophy and ethics
University of Edinburgh (Coursera) - Introduction to Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania (Coursera) - Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors
University of Queensland (EdX) - Philosophy and Critical Thinking
KU Leuven University (EdX) - The Great War and Modern Philosophy
Smithsonian University (EdX) - Power and Responsibility: Doing Philosophy with Superheroes
MIT (EdX) - Introduction to Ethics: Moral Problems and the Good Life
Brown University (EdX) - The Ethics of Memory

Sociology / Social policy / Gender studies
The University of Hong Kong (EdX) - Doing Gender and Why it Matters
Open University (OpenEdu) - What do we mean by 'family'?
Open University (OpenEdu) - Understanding society: Families
Open University (OpenEdu) - Identity in question
University of Exeter (FutureLearn) - Understanding Gender Inequality
Open University (FutureLearn) - Trans People & Gender Identity
Open University (OpenEdu) - Sexual orientation and gender identity
Open University (OpenEdu) - Sexuality, parenthood and population
Open University (OpenEdu) - Social problems: Who makes them?
Open University (FutureLearn) - Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality
Open University (OpenEdu) - Understanding economic inequality
Open University (OpenEdu) - ‘Problem’ populations, ‘problem’ places
Columbia University (Coursera) - Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy
University of Pennsylvania and UNICEF (Coursera) - Social Norms, Social Change I
Stanford University (Coursera) - Love as a Force for Social Justice
UC Santa Cruz (Coursera) - Feminism and Social Justice
University of Amsterdam (Coursera) - Classical Sociological Theory

General
University of Glasgow (FutureLearn) - Online Basic First Aid: How to Be an Everyday Hero
British Sign Language - Online course, dictionary and activities
UCAS - Virtual open days and events
The Target Oxbridge Podcast - Link for Spotify and Link for Apple Podcasts
BBC World Service - The Inquiry - Podcast on current events
Not Going To Uni website - information about alternatives to university, such as apprenticeships.
Zero Gravity - Mentoring for state school students in year 12 or 13 who have an average GCSE score of 7 or above. Thanks to Amelle Njoku for the suggestion.
University of York (FutureLearn) - Next Steps to University: From Choosing A Course to Your First Assessment
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - How to Succeed at: Interviews
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - A Parent and Supporter's Guide to University Entry
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Live Smart: Your Essential Guide to Living at University
University of East Anglia (FutureLearn) - Prepare For University
Imperial College London (YouTube) - UCAS Personal Statement Advice
UCAS (YouTube) - UCAS: How to Apply 2019 (how to apply to university)
University of Groningen (FutureLearn) - Improving Your Study Techniques
University of Bath (FutureLearn) - How to Succeed in Your EPQ: the Nuts and Bolts of Completing Your Project
University of Strathclyde (FutureLearn) - Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree
Mind - Mental health information for young people (Please look after yourselves and your friends and family)
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This is amazing Melirose!

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This is amazing Melirose!

Thank you so much!
Glad you like it. I plan to add a lot more, especially to the humanities section, but it's getting late so not tonight.
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Forgot to say, let me know if any of the links are broken or if I've somehow linked to my Amazon account or something. I think they're fine though.
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Just updated the list and added quite a lot. I know I've still missed out some subjects like maths, business, psychology, sociology and philosophy but I'll add more soon so hopefully I'll have included almost every subject you can think of soon!
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The MIT video series for maths on YouTube is really really good! I recommend the courses:
- single variable calculus
- multi-variable calculus
- linear algebra
- maths for computer science
- mathematical methods for engineers
- statistics for applications

Most will cover maths/FM content, but for some will extend beyond their current knowledge and for all will present familiar content in a more abstract way
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The MIT video series for maths on YouTube is really really good! I recommend the courses:
- single variable calculus
- multi-variable calculus
- linear algebra
- maths for computer science
- mathematical methods for engineers
- statistics for applications

Most will cover maths/FM content, but for some will extend beyond their current knowledge and for all will present familiar content in a more abstract way
Thanks, I'll add it to the list when I do maths. I literally know nothing about maths at all so this is helpful.
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I've done the UEA intro to screenwriting and can recommend!
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I've done the UEA intro to screenwriting and can recommend!
Glad to hear it's good, I've been wanting to do that course for a while but haven't got round to it yet.
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nice list! could add codecademy and hackerrank to CS, both very good from my experience. (latter has interview-style programming questions)

ProjectEuler is good but the maths involved can get quite complicated.
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Thanks for directing me to this amazing thread!
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Take time to visit the local area you live in, especially any woodland, parks or open spaces. Walking or cycling to them and maintaining social distancing. Have a break from screens/study each day.
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this is a great resource, thank you for making this!! i'm sure plenty of people will find this useful
have changed the colour of the thread title so it sticks out a little more
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this is a great resource, thank you for making this!! i'm sure plenty of people will find this useful
have changed the colour of the thread title so it sticks out a little more
Thanks, no problem I've been meaning to make it for a while. Okay, thanks, that's great.
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Thank you for the links :heart: Such a great resource. I'm defo signing up for the KCL course for law
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Great post!

Have you thought about adding stuff like the Sutton Trust online summer schools and Zero Gravity mentoring for preparation for university applications?
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Thank you for the links :heart: Such a great resource. I'm defo signing up for the KCL course for law
No problem, glad to hear
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Great post!

Have you thought about adding stuff like the Sutton Trust online summer schools and Zero Gravity mentoring for preparation for university applications?
Thanks, I would add the summer schools but it says there’s no upcoming ones to apply to and I’d rather keep this list for current year 12 stuff (although I could update this thread next year). It’s a good suggestion though. I haven’t heard of Zero Gravity so thanks for the suggestion, I’ll have a look at it.
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