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Scottish businesses spend almost £100 million on temporary staff - but redundancies continue to rise

Over half of Scottish employers report that their organisation’s survival is dependent on their ability to cut costs, according to The Open University Business Barometer.

16th September 2020
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Appointment of Prof Paul Gray to the OU Council

Professor Paul Gray, an experienced public sector leader in Scotland, has been appointed a Council member for The Open University. 

14th September 2020
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New course helps universities support care experienced students

Care experienced students have helped develop a new free Open University course which will support staff in Scotland’s universities to better understand and support those who have experienced care.

18th August 2020
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Open Outlook - August 2020

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the August 2020 issue of Open Outlook.

12th August 2020
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Businesses set back 18 months by COVID

Businesses that have invested in training during lockdown expect to recover more quickly, finds a survey of business leaders and managers by The Open University.

1st July 2020
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Skills support for workers in furlough or facing redundancy

Applications are open for a new selection of fully funded modules by The OU in Scotland that offer vital post-pandemic skills. 

22nd June 2020
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Applying for your part-time fee grant

If you live in Scotland and you have an individual income of £25,000 per year or less, you may be eligible for a part-time fee grant for undergraduate study. 

10th June 2020
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5 Million Workers Uncertain of Post-Covid Role

Covid-19 is expected to significantly change the skills required for as many as 5 million job roles across the UK, driving a surge in employees seeking out distance learning opportunities. A quarter of UK employees have taken on additional learning opportunities to boost their employability and protect the value of their skills.

18th May 2020
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New resource highlights training courses to furloughed workers

People who have been furloughed or made redundant are being encouraged to develop their skills with the help of a new online resource. Skills Development Scotland has introduced the portal with the support of the OU in Scotland providing access to its award-winning OpenLearn platform of free courses.

27th April 2020

Open Outlook - April 2020

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the April 2020 issue of Open Outlook.

1st April 2020

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