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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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Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords - An Exhibition

Scotswoman Jennie Lee was an MP before she was old enough to vote. In the 1960s she fought for a university open to all and left a strong legacy with the OU empowering millions of learners worldwide. A touring exhibition is telling the fascinating story of her life.

17th October 2019
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Fund to support students extended to ex-service veterans

A Fund to support retired residents in Caithness and north Sutherland, aged 55 or over and who are studying for personal development, has been extended to include ex-service veterans in the area.

3rd October 2019
Mark Brandon and David Attenborough

Blue Planet II in Inverness, Perth and Stirling

Professor Mark Brandon, an OU academic advisor on BBC/OU co-productions Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II, is giving three talks with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

1st October 2019
Open University Honorary Graduate Judy Murray

Celebrations at degree ceremonies in Glasgow

Honorary graduates tennis coach Judy Murray, author Professor Louise Welsh, and campaigner Doctor Corinne Hutton today joined around 530 OU graduates in Glasgow to receive their awards.

27th September 2019
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Major education conference coming to Scotland

The President of the Seychelles, Sarah Brown, and Lord Puttnam will be among speakers at the Ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum.

6th September 2019
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Skills roadshow kicks off in Dundee

An Upskilling Your Workforce roadshow, led by The Open University in partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, kicks off this week.

26th August 2019
ZEST logo: Zambian Education School-based Training

Adding ZEST to schooling in Africa

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, says the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST) programme "demonstrates the commitment to equality and excellence that is so fundamental to the ethos of the OU".

15th July 2019
The Moon

Open University announced as NASA partner on mission to the Moon

Scientists from The Open University are supporting one of a series of ground-breaking missions by NASA to go back to the Moon.

15th July 2019
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Creative Writing Masterclass Tickets Competition

We're pleased to be supporting a Masterclass in Writing Fiction at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. Aspiring writers have the chance to win a free ticket to the Masterclass by entering our competition. 

9th July 2019

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