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Learn for free with OU’s OpenLearn in 2020

The Open University has hundreds of free courses available online. 

17th January 2020
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The Open University trains cyber security team in Inverness

The Open University is delivering a Graduate Apprenticeship in Cyber Security to eight Capgemini employees in Inverness. 

20th December 2019
Clare Cable, Raphael Kombe Mwarandu, and Liz Sturley

OU nursing graduate wins prestigious prize

Ayrshire nurse Raphael Kombe Mwarandu has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to community nursing by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland.

16th December 2019
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New course makes Scots language accessible to all

The course links language and culture and is freely available online.

4th December 2019
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Open Outlook - November 2019

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the November 2019 issue of Open Outlook.

19th November 2019
Jennie Lee lecturing circa 1930s © The Open University.

New exhibition celebrates Jennie Lee, Scottish founder of The Open University

Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords opens at the Glasgow Mitchell Library today, and will travel to the Lochgelly Centre on 6 December, where it will be on display until 6 March 2020. 

30th October 2019
Open University in Scotland and Ayrshire College staff and students

New college partnerships

The OU in Scotland has announced three new partnerships with colleges in Scotland, providing students who want to progress to degree-level study with flexible and innovative routes that recognise the value of college qualifications.

25th October 2019
Jennie Lee publicity photograph 1929

Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords - An Exhibition

Scotswoman Jennie Lee was an MP before she was old enough to vote. In the 1960s she fought for a university open to all and left a strong legacy with the OU empowering millions of learners worldwide. A touring exhibition is telling the fascinating story of her life.

17th October 2019
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Fund to support students extended to ex-service veterans

A Fund to support retired residents in Caithness and north Sutherland, aged 55 or over and who are studying for personal development, has been extended to include ex-service veterans in the area.

3rd October 2019
Mark Brandon and David Attenborough

Blue Planet II in Inverness, Perth and Stirling

Professor Mark Brandon, an OU academic advisor on BBC/OU co-productions Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II, is giving three talks with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

1st October 2019

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