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Graphic - The Herald Higher Education Awards 2019 winner

OU academic honoured for outstanding career at Herald Higher Education Awards

Dr Ilona Roth, senior lecturer in Psychology, received the top prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at an awards ceremony.

6th June 2019
OU in Scotland 50th logo, incorporating Pride rainbow colours

The Open University at 50: standing with Pride

The OU 50 logo will incorporate the Pride rainbow colours this month, to celebrate our birthday and commemorate the Stonewall riots fifty years ago. 

4th June 2019
John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, on a visit to Bannockburn Primary School to see TELT in action

Deputy First Minister TELT about OU languages course

John Swinney has visited a Stirling school to promote an Open University (OU) project designed to help primary teachers teach languages in the classroom.

28th May 2019
Dame Susan Rice, Tom Freeman, Susan Stewart and Ewan Aitken at an OU in Scotland and Cyrenians event, May 2019

A joint commitment to mark a shared 50th Anniversary

The Open University and Cyrenians are combining their strengths in a partnership which will support 10 Cyrenians community residents with access to Open University learning.

27th May 2019
Professor Tim Blackman

Professor Tim Blackman appointed as The Open University’s new Vice-Chancellor

The Open University has appointed Professor Tim Blackman as its next Vice-Chancellor who will take up his new role on the 1 October.

8th May 2019
Karis Williamson (right) and her mum (left)

New photographs celebrate 50 years of the Open University's groundbreaking teaching in Scotland

The Open University is marking its 50th anniversary this month by telling its remarkable story through the power of photographs, in a collection released today.

17th April 2019
Scottish Union Learning logo

STUC Union Learning Award 2019

A Union Learning Representative at Warburtons will receive an OU-sponsored lifelong learning award today.

17th April 2019
Study volunteers with the OU's Derek Goldman

Volunteers to study and evaluate free OU Autism course

A new phase of Open University collaboration with the Scottish Government Autism Strategy team and their partner organisation, Autism Network Scotland, has been launched.

5th April 2019
Image of a woman smiling

Be part of a Happy Birthday display touring Scotland

2019 is the Open University’s 50th anniversary year. Whether you’re a current student, graduate, past or present member of staff, or a friend or supporter of the OU, you can help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OU in Scotland.

4th April 2019
Image of an airplane gaining altitude above the clouds

MBA graduate launches OU-inspired aviation training

A former aircraft engineer and Open University MBA graduate plans to make the airline industry safer and more accessible by changing how employees at all levels are trained.

3rd April 2019

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