The Open University is a special institution. Created fifty years ago with a mission to make higher education available to everyone, from all kinds of backgrounds, that commitment to equality and social justice continues to inspire everything we do today.
The Open University is Scotland’s national widening access university, ensuring that people in every community in Scotland – regardless of age, work, family commitments, disability, income, location or previous qualifications – can achieve their educational potential.
We work together to give our students the greatest chance of success, whatever that might look like for them, and to make sure their experience studying with us is everything they need it to be.
Why should you want to work at the OU? Because you’ll be joining an organisation that enables you to help change peoples’ lives, improving not just students’ circumstances but those of their family and their community. You’ll be joining an organisation that supports its staff to do the best they can to support our students. Yes, we offer good holidays and benefits, but most of all we offer the chance to make a difference.
Director, OU in Scotland
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Working with us is a rewarding experience
I'm relatively new to the OU but I've felt welcomed and supported from the start, and now I'm helping our students to achieve.Paula
This is the UK's largest and most inclusive university, and everyone here is committed to delivering the best service for students in Scotland."Steve
The Open University is a progressive learning organisation driven by core values of openness and access to opportunity. This is reflected by the rewards and benefits we offer our staff.
Find out more about us.
The Open University in Scotland office is located in Drumsheugh Gardens in Edinburgh city centre, close to all amenities.
It is within walking distance of the two main railway stations, Haymarket and Waverley.
The office is close to the 'West End' stop for Edinburgh trams and is just a few minutes' walk from Princes Street with its multiple bus routes.
Are you an OU student or graduate? The OU’s Careers and Employability Services can provide advice and guidance to help you to use your unique skills and experience to get you noticed by employers.