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Skills shortage costing Scottish organisations £352 million

A large majority of organisations surveyed in Scotland (86%) struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months, according to a new OU-commissioned report.

13th July 2018
Pupils from Denny High School's STEM club

Denny High pupils on a deep space mission

The Open University has given pupils from Denny High, near Falkirk, the control codes for two of the world’s most advanced telescopes.

4th July 2018
Claudio Marturano

OU student flying high with RSE fellowship

Claudio Marturano, studying for a Master of Business Administration, has become the first OU student to win a prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh enterprise fellowship.

3rd July 2018
Rosanna Ware, Laura McHarrie and Lillian Cringles

Dumfries & Galloway social worker is top student in Scotland [OU]

Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won an award for the highest performing graduate in the Open University’s social work programme in Scotland. 

12th June 2018
Tomintoul Primary School pupils

Teachers to learn to teach languages in the classroom

An innovative scheme teaching primary teachers languages and how to teach those languages to pupils is being expanded across Scotland for the first time.

7th June 2018
Finalist logo - The Herald Higher Education Awards

OU in Scotland projects shortlisted in Herald Higher Education Awards

A  languages project for primary schools, and free online courses about law making in Scotland are shortlisted for the prestigious Herald Higher Education Awards.

5th June 2018
Grahame Smith, Lisa McGuinness, Khadija Patel, Nicola Sturgeon

STUC Union Learning Award Announced

The winner of the 2018 Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning is Lisa McGuinness from HMRC.  The award is sponsored by The Open University in Scotland and will be presented by the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.

16th April 2018
Dr Elaine Moohan

Scottish heretic’s music gets rare public outing

The rarely-heard music of a fugitive 16th century Scottish priest will be performed at a special concert in Glasgow, based on research by Dr Elaine Moohan of The Open University.

29th March 2018
Karen Darke on bike

Winning Students funding applications now open for student athletes

Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme has opened the application process for its 2018/19 intake of individual scholar athletes.

28th March 2018

Open Outlook - March 2018

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland, with the March 2018 issue of Open Outlook

27th March 2018

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