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Open Outlook - June 2024

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the June 2024 issue of Open Outlook.

10th June 2024
The Open University's Professor Mahesh Anand standing in front of a Moon image - photo by Mark Bolam.

OU to host European Lunar Symposium 2024

The European Lunar Symposium will be held in Scotland for the first time and is being hosted by The Open University in Scotland.

14th May 2024
John McAlinden and First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf

Lifelong learning award for union rep

The First Minister of Scotland has presented a lifelong learning award sponsored by the OU in Scotland, to John McAlinden of the Communication Workers Union. 

19th April 2024
Photo of a child drawing on a blackboard.

Open Outlook - March 2024

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the March 2024 issue of Open Outlook.

18th March 2024
Darren McGarvey © Tern Television Productions

New OU/BBC series' unflinching look at public services

A new three-part series co-produced by the OU and BBC follows Scottish writer and rapper Darren McGarvey as he takes an unflinching look at the UK’s public services.

27th February 2024
The word 'Scots' in Scrabble letters

First teacher training course to embed Scots language

The OU in Scotland and Education Scotland have created a course for teachers on how to include Scots language and culture in their classrooms.

6th February 2024
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

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