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Open Outlook - December 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 December 2020 issue of Open Outlook

This issue includes:​

  • OU receives £1 million funding to support Scottish small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Graduates see £200,000 additional career earnings
  • Fully funded coding skills for the low paid or unemployed
  • OU aims high for student carers
  • Happy Birthday Jennie Lee!
  • Students voice their questions
  • Celebrating our Class of 2020
  • Appointment of Prof Paul Gray to the OU Council
  • New Senior Public Affairs Manager
  • New OU Students Association Representative for Scotland
  • Sign up for OU in Scotland news alerts

You can subscribe to receive this quarterly e-newsletter by emailing


Professional footballer and OU student Bobby Burns

Productive down-time for footballer Bobby Burns

Former Hearts player Bobby Burns, currently on downtime with a double leg break, is halfway through an OU degree and planning for his future.

20th January 2021
Teenage girl using laptop for studying at home

The Open University boosts home schooling in Scotland

Hundreds of free online resources to support families and teachers with home schooling during the current Covid school closures are being promoted across Scotland by The Open University.

11th January 2021
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