There are a range of resources for YASS students that can help to complement and enhance not only the study of their OU module, but also their other studies at school. We also have informative materials for YASS school co-ordinators and interested schools.
Students have access to the Computing Helpdesk for one-to-one advice on issues such as installing/running module software, usernames and passwords, accessing
module websites and forums and any other IT-related matters.
The helpdesk is open until late on weekdays and on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Once a student has been registered they can contact their Student Support team for any questions they might have about OU study and processes in general.
Contact details for both the Computing Helpdesk and Learner Support are available on each learner’s Student Home page.
The OU Anywhere app gives students the option to download and access their core module textbooks, videos and other materials through mobile devices.
YASS students can use any of the specially designated OU Study Spaces at Dumfries & Galloway College, Fife College, South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire and West College Scotland. Each space is free to use and has full IT resources. For full details of facilities, opening times, and required ID click on the college you are interested in using.
OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free education resources. With OpenLearn you can:
The OpenScience Laboratory is:
The Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) includes schools and universities which are keen to provide opportunities for students and young professionals to learn Chinese and about China. All events are free. YASS students are extremely welcome at them and can make great contacts.
Pupils who study a YASS module can access The OU's Careers and Employability Service while studying their module and for up to three years after completing their module.
This includes being able to book a consultation with a careers advisor and access OU careers webinars and forums.
Read our FAQs for answers to questions that are frequently asked about the scheme by potential YASS students and school co-ordinators.
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