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5 Million Workers Uncertain of Post-Covid Role

Covid-19 is expected to significantly change the skills required for as many as 5 million job roles across the UK, driving a surge in employees seeking out distance learning opportunities. A quarter of UK employees have taken on additional learning opportunities to boost their employability and protect the value of their skills.

18th May 2020
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New resource highlights training courses to furloughed workers

People who have been furloughed or made redundant are being encouraged to develop their skills with the help of a new online resource. Skills Development Scotland has introduced the portal with the support of the OU in Scotland providing access to its award-winning OpenLearn platform of free courses.

27th April 2020
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Open Outlook - April 2020

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

1st April 2020
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Learn something new for free with the OU

While people across Scotland are staying at home and social distancing, the OU has hundreds of free online courses to help stay informed, engaged and entertained. OpenLearn is the OU’s home for learning online; all the courses are free and there are no entry requirements or start and end dates.

1st April 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The OU in Scotland is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will be following guidance issued by the UK and Scottish governments. Our priority is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, whilst ensuring that the university’s business can run as smoothly as possible. 

23rd March 2020
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Finance Secretary Meets Cyber Apprentices At Start Of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020

Graduate Apprentices at Capgemini in Inverness will study online through The OU as they work towards their BSc Hons Cyber Security.

2nd March 2020

Celebrating Care Day at the HUB for SUCCESS

A project which increases the educational opportunities open to people who have spent time in care is holding a drop-in event for visitors to mark Care Day 2020.

19th February 2020
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A chance to touch the moon!

A space expert from the OU is bringing the largest Moon rock in the UK to events around Scotland for the first time. Prof Mahesh Anand is visiting Dumfries, Galashiels, Ayr and Helensburgh as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks.

17th February 2020
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Digitally-savvy boards powering growth in Scotland

The OU's new report, Leading in a Digital Age, suggests a 'top down' culture of lifelong learning is key to success in the digital age.

5th February 2020
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Battle of George Square explored in free Open University course

The OU has launched an online course exploring what led to the 1919 confrontation between police and striking workers, and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

3rd February 2020

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