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Be part of a Happy Birthday display touring Scotland

2019 is the Open University’s 50th anniversary year. Whether you’re a current student, graduate, past or present member of staff, or a friend or supporter of the OU, you can help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OU in Scotland.

4th April 2019
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MBA student launches OU-inspired aviation training

A former aircraft engineer and Open University MBA student plans to make the airline industry safer and more accessible by changing how employees at all levels are trained.

3rd April 2019
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Open Outlook - March 2019

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

27th March 2019
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Launch of OU-supported women's literary festival

Events with Ali Smith, Liz Lochhead, Claire Askew and Chitra Ramaswamy have been announced for Open the Door 2019.

21st March 2019
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New network for Glasgow’s cultural historians

A new Cultural History of Glasgow Network launches on 18 March, led by Dr Elaine Moohan, Senior Lecturer in Music at The OU.

15th March 2019
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New books for Zambian primary schools on World Book Day

The OU in Scotland will be providing hundreds of books to primary schools in Zambia to mark World Book Day.

7th March 2019
Ministerial visit to Fife College

Open University and Fife College partnership welcome Minister

The Open University and Fife College welcomed Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, to a special event to hear all about their successful partnership and how it is benefitting students.

20th February 2019
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Inclusive approach can help employers fill skills gaps and boost business performance

The OU in Scotland will host a major event in Edinburgh looking at the value of a diverse workforce and how to build one, focusing in particular on the role of Graduate Apprenticeships. 

11th February 2019
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Blue Planet II in Edinburgh and Glasgow ​

Blue Planet II is a landmark piece of film-making. At the helm of this iconic BBC/OU co-production was James Honeyborne, the award-winning Executive Producer formerly based at the BBC’s Natural History Unit. James will share behind-the-scenes stories and science from the series at two public Royal Scottish Geographical Society events, supported by the OU. 

10th January 2019
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Need for better online resources for refugees and asylum seekers

The OU's Chair of International Development is calling for better curation of online learning for refugees and asylum seekers. Professor Giles Mohan is the lead author of a report published today. 

28th November 2018

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