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Nicola Sturgeon and Mel Gorrie

Lifelong learning award for union stalwart

The Scottish Trades Union Congress and the OU recognise leading Union Learning Rep Mel Gorrie, with an award presented by Scotland's First Minister.

26th April 2022
Happy adult students laughing in front of university library. iStock/Drazen Zigic

Flexible learning revealed as key to talent retention

New report reveals flexible learning as the key to public sector talent retention challenge in Scotland.

11th April 2022

Open Outlook - April 2022

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the April 2022 issue of Open Outlook.

5th April 2022
Photo of Gordon Shaw © Melt The Fly

Long Live My Happy Head

New BBC and OU programme follows uplifting cancer journey of Scottish artist.

25th March 2022
The Nairne crater on Mercury was discovered by OU PhD researcher Annie Lennox, and is named after a Scottish poet and songwriter.

PhD researcher names Mercury crater after Scottish poet

Open University PhD researcher Annie Lennox has named a crater on Mercury after the 17th century Scottish poet and songwriter, Lady Carolina Nairne. 

11th February 2022
Iain Davidson and Steven Erskine, both of DXC Technology, are MSc in Cyber Security graduates from the OU Graduate Apprenticeship programme.

Cyber Security apprenticeship's record graduate numbers

Employees from businesses across Scotland have graduated with the OU's Masters in Cyber Security, a postgraduate level apprenticeship.

10th February 2022
Open University graduate Ali seated at a table with a laptop, and holding a mug

Falkirk student features in new OU inspirational photos

The portrait collection has been developed with the world's most diverse stock library Alamy, to better represent Black and Asian students.

19th January 2022
A turtle swimming underwater, and a white OpenLearn logo

OU's free learning site turns 15 and reaches 100m visitors

The Open University’s free learning site OpenLearn is celebrating a milestone after clocking up 100 million visitors in the 15 years since it was launched. 

12th January 2022
Indigenous artwork Totem Latamat at The Crichton in Dumfries

Totem Latamat retired to The Crichton

Travelling to the UK from Mexico for COP26, an indigenous artwork Totem Latamat is now resting at The Crichton in Dumfries.

30th November 2021
Photo of a windfarm on a beach.

Open Outlook - November 2021

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the November 2021 issue of Open Outlook.

29th November 2021

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