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Ministerial visit to Fife College

Open University and Fife College Partnership Welcome Minister

The Open University and Fife College welcomed Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, to a special event to hear all about their successful partnership and how it is benefitting students.

20th February 2019

Inclusive approach can help employers fill skills gaps and boost business performance

The OU in Scotland will host a major event in Edinburgh looking at the value of a diverse workforce and how to build one, focusing in particular on the role of Graduate Apprenticeships. 

11th February 2019
Blue Planet II Still

Blue Planet II in Edinburgh and Glasgow ​

Blue Planet II is a landmark piece of film-making. At the helm of this iconic BBC/OU co-production was James Honeyborne, the award-winning Executive Producer formerly based at the BBC’s Natural History Unit. James will share behind-the-scenes stories and science from the series at two public Royal Scottish Geographical Society events, supported by the OU. 

10th January 2019

Need for better online resources for refugees and asylum seekers

The OU's Chair of International Development is calling for better curation of online learning for refugees and asylum seekers. Professor Giles Mohan is the lead author of a report published today. 

28th November 2018
Val McDermid

Open Outlook - November 2018

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

20th November 2018
George Callaghan with new book

Teaching with Facebook explored in new book

A new book by OU experts has had over 2,300 chapter downloads within only a couple of months. 'Creativity and Critique in Online Learning' will be of interest to anyone who wants to teach online and keep up to date with the latest methods and technologies for teaching through distance learning.

12th November 2018
An image of a group of people

Fund for students aged 55 and over chooses its first recipient

A Fund to support retired residents in Caithness and north Sutherland, aged 55 or over and who are studying for personal development, has made its first award – to an Open University student.

2nd November 2018
Honorary graduates Mark Beaumont and Dame Ruth Silver

Val McDermid and Mark Beaumont honoured by the OU

Almost 500 Open University graduates at Glasgow ceremonies, and honorary awards made to figures in culture and education.

25th October 2018
Students on the OU Choices programme with Steve McGeever, OU (second left) and David Smout, Dundee and Angus College (pictured far right)

Innovative OU Choices project launches at Dundee and Angus College


The OU in Scotland, in partnership with Dundee and Angus College, has enrolled its first cohort of students under an innovative new collaboration called OU Choices.  

25th October 2018
Laptop, notebook and glasses

Access to sanitary products

Open University students in Scotland can get help to access sanitary products as part of a world-first Scottish Government scheme.

2nd October 2018

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Ministerial visit to Fife College

Open University and Fife College Partnership Welcome Minister

The Open University and Fife College welcomed Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, to a special event to hear all about their successful partnership and how it is benefitting students.

20th February 2019

Inclusive approach can help employers fill skills gaps and boost business performance

The OU in Scotland will host a major event in Edinburgh looking at the value of a diverse workforce and how to build one, focusing in particular on the role of Graduate Apprenticeships. 

11th February 2019
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