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OU student Julie, pictured outdoors

Who we are, what we do

We are a world leader in providing innovative and flexible distance learning opportunities.

The Scottish Parliament's debating chamber

Strategy and policy

We engage with stakeholders in Scotland to influence public policy in relation to part-time students.

Jennie Lee

Our story

We’ve pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, find out about our Scottish roots.


Open University in Scotland Director, Susan Stewart, speaking at a graduation ceremony


Meet the people responsible for delivery at the OU in Scotland.


Documents on shelves

Key documents

Explore key strategies that set out priority actions in Scotland.

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Work with us

Explore our vacancies if you want to join an organisation that helps change peoples’ lives.