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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
Clare Cable, Raphael Kombe Mwarandu, and Liz Sturley

OU nursing graduate wins prestigious prize

Ayrshire nurse Raphael Kombe Mwarandu has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to community nursing by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland.

16th December 2019
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New course makes Scots language accessible to all

The course links language and culture and is freely available online.

4th December 2019
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Open Outlook - November 2019

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the November 2019 issue of Open Outlook.

19th November 2019
Jennie Lee lecturing circa 1930s © The Open University.

New exhibition celebrates Jennie Lee, Scottish founder of The Open University

Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords opens at the Glasgow Mitchell Library today, and will travel to the Lochgelly Centre on 6 December, where it will be on display until 6 March 2020. 

30th October 2019
Open University in Scotland and Ayrshire College staff and students

New college partnerships

The OU in Scotland has announced three new partnerships with colleges in Scotland, providing students who want to progress to degree-level study with flexible and innovative routes that recognise the value of college qualifications.

25th October 2019

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