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Zara Dyer

OU study unlocks ambition for support counsellor

On a new Open University podcast, Glasgow based Zara Dyer shares how starting an OU degree course has unlocked new ambitions.

4th March 2021

New module for Scottish unis supports student carers

Carers Trust Scotland and the OU in Scotland have joined forces to help improve support to thousands of student carers in Scotland, who are studying alongside providing unpaid care for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. 

23rd February 2021
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Legal sector supports verdict reform, research shows

New OU research published this week shows support from the legal profession in Scotland to reforming elements of the Scottish jury system.

19th February 2021
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Open University training launched for Scottish SMEs

Small to medium-sized businesses across Scotland can benefit from up to £5,000 of online training through a new programme launched by The Open University in Scotland.

1st February 2021
Professional footballer and OU student Bobby Burns

Productive down-time for footballer Bobby Burns

Former Hearts player Bobby Burns, currently on downtime with a double leg break, is halfway through an OU degree and planning for his future.

20th January 2021
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The Open University boosts home schooling in Scotland

Hundreds of free online resources to support families and teachers with home schooling during the current Covid school closures are being promoted across Scotland by The Open University.

11th January 2021
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Open Outlook - December 2020

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the December 2020 issue of Open Outlook.

2nd December 2020
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Fully funded coding skills for the low paid or unemployed

Scots who are out of work or low paid are being encouraged to apply for a new fully funded computer coding skills training programme by the OU in Scotland. 

18th November 2020
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OU receives £1 million funding to support Scottish SMEs

A £1 million grant has been awarded to The OU in Scotland to support small to medium-sized businesses with skills training to boost productivity and growth in response to Covid-19. 

13th November 2020
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Graduates see £200,000 additional career earnings

Graduates with National 5s or below as their highest prior attainment completing a part-time degree at The OU in Scotland are estimated to earn an average of £200,000 more in real terms over the rest of their career.

6th November 2020

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