StudentHome page

Your StudentHome page has links to everything you need during your YASS studies with The Open University, including:
For more information on your StudentHome page click here.

YASS Student Support

Once registered as a YASS student, there is access to a whole range of Open University support services.

Support includes the Computing Helpdesk, for one-to-one advice on issues such as installing/running course software, usernames and passwords, accessing course websites and forums, and any other IT-related matters.

The helpdesk is open seven days a week.

YASS students can also contact their Student Support team for any questions they might have about OU study and processes in general.

Contact details for both the Computing Helpdesk and Learner Support are available on your StudentHome page. This can be accessed once you are registered on your course.

Careers Advice and Guidance

Pupils who study a YASS course can access The OU's Careers and Employability Service while studying their course and for up to three years after completing their course.

This includes being able to book a consultation with a careers advisor and access OU careers webinars and forums.

Educational Resources

The OU Anywhere app gives students the option to download and access their core course textbooks, videos and other materials through mobile devices.

YASS students can use any of the specially designated OU Study Spaces at Dumfries & Galloway College, Fife College, South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire and West College Scotland. Each space is free to use and has full IT resources. For full details of facilities, opening times, and required ID click on the college you are interested in using.

OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free education resources. With OpenLearn you can:

The OpenSTEM Labs is our latest development, comprising a number of labs, each with a distinct identity, meeting modern student and national skills-based needs.

The OpenSTEM Labs challenge the traditional STEM pedagogical model of students and teachers being co-located in a lab during ‘office hours’. We connect students to instrumentation, data and equipment for practical enquiries over the internet, where time and distance is no longer a barrier – any time, any place access. 

Contact the YASS team

Kitty Chilcott or Ramin Soulghani 

Tel: 0131 549 7980 

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