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Students on the OU Choices programme with Steve McGeever, OU (second left) and David Smout, Dundee and Angus College (pictured far right)

Innovative OU Choices project launches at Dundee and Angus College

The OU in Scotland, in partnership with Dundee and Angus College, has enrolled its first cohort of students under an innovative new collaboration called OU Choices.  

25th October 2018
Olga Wojtas, photo by Antonia Reeve

How I turned to a life of crime writing: Olga Wojtas at Bloody Scotland

“I didn’t realise I had written a crime novel until my publisher informed me, just before publication. I thought I had written a romp, albeit one with a significant number of murders.” Olga Wojtas, a former Open University creative writing student, will be one of four authors discussing their debut novels at a Bloody Scotland event this week.

19th September 2018
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Bloody Scotland 2018 tickets on offer for free! [now closed]

The Open University is delighted to be supporting the Crime In The Spotlight series at Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival, taking place in Stirling from 21- 23 September 2018. You can apply for free tickets to one of these events. 

13th September 2018
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Want to try your hand at being an astronomer? Here is your chance

A team of astronomers from The OU and other academic institutions are launching an international citizen science project, to work out what over 30 million unique objects discovered in space actually are. 


10th September 2018
ACOSVO annual conference 2018 logo - the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations

Open University Support Third Sector Leaders Conference

The Open University has been unveiled as the main supporter of ACOSVO's (the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations) annual conference for third sector leaders. 

6th September 2018
 Susan Stewart, Ali Smith, Nicola Sturgeon and Mary Kellett

Nicola Sturgeon interviews Ali Smith at OU Edinburgh International Book Festival event

The First Minister of Scotland, The Right Hon, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, interviewed Booker Prize-shortlisted author and playwright Ali Smith at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018, as one of a series of events supported by The Open University at the festival. 

23rd August 2018
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Funded Postgraduate Places Available for 2018/2019 – Apply Now

Fully funded places are on offer to prospective learners resident in Scotland for a wide range of Open University postgraduate modules. Apply by 7 September for modules starting in November 2018. 

30th July 2018
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Open Outlook - July 2018

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland, with the July 2018 issue of Open Outlook.

26th July 2018
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Creative Writing Workshop Tickets Competition

We're pleased to be supporting three Creative Writing Workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018. Aspiring writers have the chance to win complementary tickets to the workshops by entering our competition. 

24th July 2018
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Skills shortage costing Scottish organisations £352 million

A large majority of organisations surveyed in Scotland (86%) struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months, according to a new OU-commissioned report.

13th July 2018

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