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Skills roadshow kicks off in Dundee

An Upskilling Your Workforce roadshow, led by The Open University in partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, kicks off this week.

26th August 2019
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Adding ZEST to schooling in Africa

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, says the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST) programme "demonstrates the commitment to equality and excellence that is so fundamental to the ethos of the OU".

15th July 2019
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Open University announced as NASA partner on mission to the Moon

Scientists from The Open University are supporting one of a series of ground-breaking missions by NASA to go back to the Moon.

15th July 2019
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Creative Writing Masterclass Tickets Competition

We're pleased to be supporting a Masterclass in Writing Fiction at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. Aspiring writers have the chance to win a free ticket to the Masterclass by entering our competition. 

9th July 2019
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Skills shortages cost Scottish businesses £360 million

The Open University Business Barometer 2019, which monitors the skills landscape of Scotland and the rest of the UK, has just been published.

4th July 2019
Denny High School pupils at the OU's telescope on Tenerife with the OU's Dr Alan Cayless

Denny High pupils reach for the stars in OU Tenerife trip

Members of the school's Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) club visited the OU’s observatory on the island.

3rd July 2019
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Open Outlook - June 2019

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

26th June 2019
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Tech revolution to impact half a million Scottish jobs

Employers in Scotland expect almost a fifth of job roles to alter significantly or become redundant as a result of new technology in the next five years.

7th June 2019
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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
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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

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