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Open University Support Third Sector Leaders Conference

The Open University has been unveiled as the main supporter of ACOSVO's (the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations) annual conference for third sector leaders. 

6th September 2018
 Susan Stewart, Ali Smith, Nicola Sturgeon and Mary Kellett

Nicola Sturgeon interviews Ali Smith at OU Edinburgh International Book Festival event

The First Minister of Scotland, The Right Hon, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, interviewed Booker Prize-shortlisted author and playwright Ali Smith at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018, as one of a series of events supported by The Open University at the festival. 

23rd August 2018

Funded Postgraduate Places Available for 2018/2019 – Apply Now

Fully funded places are on offer to prospective learners resident in Scotland for a wide range of Open University postgraduate modules. Apply by 7 September for modules starting in November 2018. 

30th July 2018

Open Outlook - July 2018

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

26th July 2018

Creative Writing Workshop Tickets Competition

We're pleased to be supporting three Creative Writing Workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018. Aspiring writers have the chance to win complementary tickets to the workshops by entering our competition. 

24th July 2018
Photo of a business meeting - people with laptops and papers

Skills shortage costing Scottish organisations £352 million

A large majority of organisations surveyed in Scotland (86%) struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months, according to a new OU-commissioned report.

13th July 2018
Pupils from Denny High School's STEM club

Denny High pupils on a deep space mission

The Open University has given pupils from Denny High, near Falkirk, the control codes for two of the world’s most advanced telescopes.

4th July 2018
Claudio Marturano

OU student flying high with RSE fellowship

Claudio Marturano, studying for a Master of Business Administration, has become the first OU student to win a prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh enterprise fellowship.

3rd July 2018
Rosanna Ware, Laura McHarrie and Lillian Cringles

Dumfries & Galloway social worker is top student in Scotland [OU]

Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won an award for the highest performing graduate in the Open University’s social work programme in Scotland. 

12th June 2018
Tomintoul Primary School pupils

Teachers to learn to teach languages in the classroom

An innovative scheme teaching primary teachers languages and how to teach those languages to pupils is being expanded across Scotland for the first time.

7th June 2018

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