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Open Outlook - March 2021

Carla Belkevitz, OU in Scotland graduate

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland by clicking here for the March 2021 issue of Open Outlook. 

This issue includes:​

  • A vision for Scotland is launched by the OU
  • New Skills for Work portal supports young people and job seekers
  • Training launched for Scottish small and medium businesses
  • New module for Scottish unis supports student carers
  • TV series explores goldmining in the Highlands
  • Learning supports wellbeing
  • Care experienced students celebrated on Care Day
  • New podcast series with Gemma Cairney and the OU goes live
  • A Perfect Planet: Behind The Scenes
  • Exploring Scotland's need for an inclusive economic recovery
  • Students join a big blether

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'Business Barometer Report 2021'

Mind the Skills Gap

The Open University’s Business Barometer report reveals a lack of specialist entry-level talent in Scotland. More than half of Scotland's business leaders believe that work-based learning is critical to their long-term success.

7th October 2021
Three people at a desk with computers

OU training for Scotland's small & medium businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises across Scotland can access fully funded training up to the value of £5,000, delivered by the OU, to support the development of their staff and volunteers. 

30th August 2021
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