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The Open University in Scotland

Providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential

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About us

The Open University in Scotland is the leading provider of part-time higher education in Scotland. 

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Study

Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. Find out more about our courses and qualifications, and what it’s like to study with us.
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Partnerships

We work with schools, employers, unions, community groups and other learning providers to widen access to education across Scotland.
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Latest news

Improving mental health through social support is explored at OU public event
Improving mental health and wellbeing through social support was explored at a public seminar at the Open University office in Edinburgh on 24 November 2015. The seminar presentations are available to download from this site. 
Open Outlook - November 2015
Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland, with the November 2015 issue of Open Outlook.
Apply now for your part-time fee grant
Apply now for a part-time fee grant for courses beginning in February 2016. 
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Research

The Open University had 72% of its research assessed as 3 or 4 star in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (2014). The high rating indicates that the research undertaken by the OU is world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of quality, impact and environment.

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Events

Find out more about our events including conferences, seminars and lectures. To learn more about our courses, find an information event near you.
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