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Open Outlook - April 2020

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the April 2020 issue of Open Outlook.

1st April 2020
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Learn something new for free with the OU

While people across Scotland are staying at home and social distancing, the OU has hundreds of free online courses to help stay informed, engaged and entertained. OpenLearn is the OU’s home for learning online; all the courses are free and there are no entry requirements or start and end dates.

1st April 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The OU in Scotland is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will be following guidance issued by the UK and Scottish governments. Our priority is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, whilst ensuring that the university’s business can run as smoothly as possible. 

23rd March 2020
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Finance Secretary Meets Cyber Apprentices At Start Of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020

Graduate Apprentices at Capgemini in Inverness will study online through The OU as they work towards their BSc Hons Cyber Security.

2nd March 2020

Celebrating Care Day at the HUB for SUCCESS

A project which increases the educational opportunities open to people who have spent time in care is holding a drop-in event for visitors to mark Care Day 2020.

19th February 2020
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A chance to touch the moon!

A space expert from the OU is bringing the largest Moon rock in the UK to events around Scotland for the first time. Prof Mahesh Anand is visiting Dumfries, Galashiels, Ayr and Helensburgh as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks.

17th February 2020
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Digitally-savvy boards powering growth in Scotland

The OU's new report, Leading in a Digital Age, suggests a 'top down' culture of lifelong learning is key to success in the digital age.

5th February 2020
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Battle of George Square explored in free Open University course

The OU has launched an online course exploring what led to the 1919 confrontation between police and striking workers, and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

3rd February 2020
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Learn for free with OU’s OpenLearn in 2020

The Open University has hundreds of free courses available online. 

17th January 2020
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The Open University trains cyber security team in Inverness

The Open University is delivering a Graduate Apprenticeship in Cyber Security to eight Capgemini employees in Inverness. 

20th December 2019

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