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Open Outlook - November 2018

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the November 2018 issue of Open Outlook.

20th November 2018
George Callaghan with new book

Teaching with Facebook explored in new book

A new book by OU experts has had over 2,300 chapter downloads within only a couple of months. 'Creativity and Critique in Online Learning' will be of interest to anyone who wants to teach online and keep up to date with the latest methods and technologies for teaching through distance learning.

12th November 2018
An image of a group of people

Fund for students aged 55 and over chooses its first recipient

A Fund to support retired residents in Caithness and north Sutherland, aged 55 or over and who are studying for personal development, has made its first award – to an Open University student.

2nd November 2018
Honorary graduates Mark Beaumont and Dame Ruth Silver

Val McDermid and Mark Beaumont honoured by the OU

Almost 500 Open University graduates at Glasgow ceremonies, and honorary awards made to figures in culture and education.

25th October 2018
Students on the OU Choices programme with Steve McGeever, OU (second left) and David Smout, Dundee and Angus College (pictured far right)

Innovative OU Choices project launches at Dundee and Angus College

The OU in Scotland, in partnership with Dundee and Angus College, has enrolled its first cohort of students under an innovative new collaboration called OU Choices.  

25th October 2018
Laptop, notebook and glasses

Access to sanitary products

Open University students in Scotland can get help to access sanitary products as part of a world-first Scottish Government scheme.

2nd October 2018
Olga Wojtas, photo by Antonia Reeve

How I turned to a life of crime writing: Olga Wojtas at Bloody Scotland

“I didn’t realise I had written a crime novel until my publisher informed me, just before publication. I thought I had written a romp, albeit one with a significant number of murders.” Olga Wojtas, a former Open University creative writing student, will be one of four authors discussing their debut novels at a Bloody Scotland event this week.

19th September 2018
Bloody Scotland Logo

Bloody Scotland 2018 tickets on offer for free! [now closed]

The Open University is delighted to be supporting the Crime In The Spotlight series at Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival, taking place in Stirling from 21- 23 September 2018. You can apply for free tickets to one of these events. 

13th September 2018
Image - sky

Want to try your hand at being an astronomer? Here is your chance

A team of astronomers from The OU and other academic institutions are launching an international citizen science project, to work out what over 30 million unique objects discovered in space actually are. 


10th September 2018
ACOSVO annual conference 2018 logo - the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations

Open University Support Third Sector Leaders Conference

The Open University has been unveiled as the main supporter of ACOSVO's (the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations) annual conference for third sector leaders. 

6th September 2018

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