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Open Outlook - August 2020

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Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland by clicking here for the August 2020 issue of Open Outlook

This issue includes:

  • Supporting businesses and employees during the coronavirus pandemic 
  • Mental health and stress awareness more important than ever now 
  • New resource highlights training courses to furloughed workers 
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival OU Events
  • Cue, lights, OU!
  • Double-win for 50th Anniversary campaign!
  • Sign up for OU in Scotland news alerts

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OU aims high for student carers

The Open University is the recipient of a Going Higher for Student Carers Recognition Award.

28th October 2020
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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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