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Back Row: Catriona Willis, Highland One World; Cllr Karl Rosie, Chair of the Climate Change committee; Council Leader Cllr Raymond Bremner; Gemma Burnside, Open University. Front Row: Riley McLeod-Taylor (16), Sophie Lambert (16), Mark Fernando (17), Ella Paterson (17) and Adnan Hussain (17)

Future sustainability leaders attend Mock COP28

Secondary school pupils across the Scottish Highlands are taking part in a ‘Mock COP28’, to share the ambition of young people working for a fairer and more sustainable world.

1st December 2023
From left:  Dr Judith Turbyne and Simon Massey from Children in Scotland, Susan Stewart and Jane Grant from the OU in Scotland

Partnership to improve children's lives

Children in Scotland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the OU in Scotland which will form the foundation of an exciting partnership between the two organisations.  

22nd November 2023
Photo of an NHS Scotland ambulance

Health education and training to improve outcomes

NHS Education for Scotland has signed a new strategic collaboration agreement with the OU.

20th November 2023
Front cover of the OU's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report

Lack of skills holding back environmental, social and governance action

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is discussed in board rooms but lack of skills is holding back action, according to new report by The Open University.

6th November 2023
David Olusoga, on set of BBC/OU series 'Union with David Olusoga' © BBC / Wall to Wall

Open Outlook - October 2023

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the October 2023 issue of Open Outlook.

25th October 2023
Eve Lewis, Director of sparqs, Diane Butler, OU Associate Dean of STEM and Andrew Potter, OU Deputy Associate Dean of STEM

OU internship project wins student engagement award

An Open University virtual internships project has won a sparqs (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland) award. 

23rd October 2023
Ben Fogle © BBC / Tern Television Productions

Explore Scotland’s sacred islands with Ben Fogle

A new four-part OU/BBC production of Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle is airing on BBC Scotland and BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer. 

17th October 2023
Steven McGeever, Senior Partnerships Manager at the Open University in Scotland, and Dr Gill Stewart, SQA Director of Qualifications Development

Articulation agreement between SQA and OU confirmed

The OU in Scotland has signed an agreement with the SQA which will allow learners from across the country who have completed HNC and diplomas to progress onto OU degree programmes.

10th October 2023
Laura Ripley receiving her award at the Converge Awards

OU student awarded Converge RBS Female Entrepreneurship Award

Open University in Scotland student, Laura Ripley, has won an award and funding in the prestigious Converge Awards earlier this week.

6th October 2023
OU honorary graduate Raza Sadiq. Photo by Julie Howden.

Honorary degree for inclusion champion Raza Sadiq

Inclusion champion Raza Sadiq has received an honorary degree from The Open University.

3rd October 2023

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