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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Open University in Scotland is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will be following guidance issued by the UK and Scottish governments.

Our priority is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, whilst ensuring that the university’s business can run as smoothly as possible. 


 

The OU has set up these advice pages, for up to date information: 

While our OU in Scotland building may be closed, we remain open; staff are working at home and our student support team are still giving information, advice and support. The university has cancelled face-to-face tutorials until further notice.

Should you have an enquiry you would like to discuss with us, please call 0300 303 5303 or email Scotland@open.ac.uk.

News

Graphic reading 'Business Barometer Report 2020'

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
Paul Gray

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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Media contacts

Out-of-hours media enquiries:
07901 515 891

OU in Scotland media enquiries: 
Call 07879 868 917

Jane Ferguson
Assistant Director (Communications, Public Affairs and Policy)

General (UK-wide) OU media enquiries:
Contact the Press Office
Call 01908 654316

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