Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Open Outlook - November 2019

Open Outlook - November 2019

A child looking through a magnifying glass

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland by clicking here for the November 2019 issue of Open Outlook

This issue includes:

  • Our dynamic earth, oceans and cosmos explored in interactive events
  • Celebrations at degree ceremonies in Glasgow
  • New exhibitions celebrate Jennie Lee, Scottish founder of the OU
  • Three new college partnerships announced
  • Skills shortages cost Scottish businesses £360 million
  • Gordon Brown says the OU is a “national treasure” 
  • Major international education conference hosted in Scotland
  • Roadshow brings events to employers across Scotland
  • Blue Planet II and Moons talks across Scotland
  • Catherine Simpson, author and OU alumnus, explores the power of writing
  • Dr Julie McElroy, OU student and disability rights campaigner, gives TEDx talk

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


Photo of school pupils participating in Mock COP26 event.

Highland schools recreate COP26

Four secondary schools from across the Scottish Highlands have taken part in a ‘Mock COP26’, to increase understanding of the climate change conference amongst senior pupils.

10th November 2021
Professor Brian Cox on the Isle of Skye ©BBC

BBC & OU 'Universe' series explores the Isle of Skye

An episode of Professor Brian Cox’s Universe series was partly shot in Scotland's picturesque Isle of Skye.

9th November 2021
See all

Media contacts

Media enquiries
OU in Scotland Media Relations
Call 07879 868917

OU UK Press Office:
Call 01908 654316

07901 515 891

Visit our OU UK news site
Sign up for Scottish media releases


Sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter, Open Outlook. 

Subscribe for Newsletter