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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
Photo of school pupils participating in Mock COP26 event.

Highland schools recreate COP26

Four secondary schools from across the Scottish Highlands have taken part in a ‘Mock COP26’, to increase understanding of the climate change conference amongst senior pupils.

10th November 2021
Professor Brian Cox on the Isle of Skye ©BBC

BBC & OU 'Universe' series explores the Isle of Skye

An episode of Professor Brian Cox’s Universe series was partly shot in Scotland's picturesque Isle of Skye.

9th November 2021

Totem brings messages of climate change for COP26

A giant totem from Mexico has landed in Glasgow ahead of the United Nations climate change conference, COP26, thanks to an OU collaboration.

29th October 2021

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