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Gordon Brown, Carrie Gracie, Benjamin Zephania, Val McDermid, Daniel Shand, Catherine Simpson

Edinburgh International Book Festival unveils OU 50th Anniversary Series

The 2019 programme for the world's largest book festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, includes an events series in celebration of the OU’s 50th anniversary this year.  

7th June 2019
James Rees

Volunteers to benefit from new free online course

Volunteer Scotland and the OU have created Involving Volunteers, a digital learning module aimed at improving the volunteering journey.

7th June 2019
Graphic - The Herald Higher Education Awards 2019 winner

OU academic honoured for outstanding career at Herald Higher Education Awards

Dr Ilona Roth, senior lecturer in Psychology, received the top prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at an awards ceremony.

6th June 2019
OU in Scotland 50th logo, incorporating Pride rainbow colours

The Open University at 50: standing with Pride

The OU 50 logo will incorporate the Pride rainbow colours this month, to celebrate our birthday and commemorate the Stonewall riots fifty years ago. 

4th June 2019
John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education, on a visit to Bannockburn Primary School to see TELT in action

Deputy First Minister TELT about OU languages course

John Swinney has visited a Stirling school to promote an Open University (OU) project designed to help primary teachers teach languages in the classroom.

28th May 2019
Dame Susan Rice, Tom Freeman, Susan Stewart and Ewan Aitken at an OU in Scotland and Cyrenians event, May 2019

A joint commitment to mark a shared 50th Anniversary

The Open University and Cyrenians are combining their strengths in a partnership which will support 10 Cyrenians community residents with access to Open University learning.

27th May 2019
Professor Tim Blackman

Professor Tim Blackman appointed as The Open University’s new Vice-Chancellor

The Open University has appointed Professor Tim Blackman as its next Vice-Chancellor who will take up his new role on the 1 October.

8th May 2019
Karis Williamson (right) and her mum (left)

New photographs celebrate 50 years of the Open University's groundbreaking teaching in Scotland

The Open University is marking its 50th anniversary this month by telling its remarkable story through the power of photographs, in a collection released today.

17th April 2019
Scottish Union Learning logo

STUC Union Learning Award 2019

A Union Learning Representative at Warburtons will receive an OU-sponsored lifelong learning award today.

17th April 2019
Study volunteers with the OU's Derek Goldman

Volunteers to study and evaluate free OU Autism course

A new phase of Open University collaboration with the Scottish Government Autism Strategy team and their partner organisation, Autism Network Scotland, has been launched.

5th April 2019

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