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Two engineers in their workplace

Partnership opens up union learning opportunities

Trade unionists across Scotland can access skills and training thanks to a partnership with the OU. The Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) and the OU in Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out a range of collaborative activity.  

19th April 2021
Skills+ Scotland, The Open University in Scotland's vision for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament

The OU in Scotland sets out vision for inclusive recovery

The OU in Scotland launched its vision for galvanising higher education to support an inclusive recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

29th March 2021
Carla Belkevitz, OU in Scotland graduate

Open Outlook - March 2021

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

25th March 2021
Paul Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer, Achieve More Scotland

New Skills for Work portal supports job seekers

Young people and job seekers in communities across Scotland will be able to access free training to support work skills and career prospects through a new portal launched today.

9th March 2021
Workers outside the mine in new series Gold Town

New series explores goldmining in Tyndrum

New OU/BBC Scotland documentary Gold Town follows miners as they attempt to extract gold from hills in the Highlands and establish Scotland’s first commercial gold mine.

5th March 2021
Zara Dyer

OU study unlocks ambition for support counsellor

On a new Open University podcast, Glasgow based Zara Dyer shares how starting an OU degree course has unlocked new ambitions.

4th March 2021
Three smiling people

New module for Scottish unis supports student carers

Carers Trust Scotland and the OU in Scotland have joined forces to help improve support to thousands of student carers in Scotland, who are studying alongside providing unpaid care for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. 

23rd February 2021
High Court of Justiciary sign in Edinburgh

Legal sector supports verdict reform, research shows

New OU research published this week shows support from the legal profession in Scotland to reforming elements of the Scottish jury system.

19th February 2021
Photo of a woman looking at a computer screen, with computer screen text behind her too.

Open University training launched for Scottish SMEs

Small to medium-sized businesses across Scotland can benefit from up to £5,000 of online training through a new programme launched by The Open University in Scotland.

1st February 2021
Professional footballer and OU student Bobby Burns

Productive down-time for footballer Bobby Burns

Former Hearts player Bobby Burns, currently on downtime with a double leg break, is halfway through an OU degree and planning for his future.

20th January 2021

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