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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
Teenage girl using laptop for studying at home

The Open University boosts home schooling in Scotland

Hundreds of free online resources to support families and teachers with home schooling during the current Covid school closures are being promoted across Scotland by The Open University.

11th January 2021
Man wearing a mask and a headset, working at a desk

Open Outlook - December 2020

Find out more about the latest news and events from The Open University in Scotland with the December 2020 issue of Open Outlook.

2nd December 2020
Three people looking at a computer together.

Fully funded coding skills for the low paid or unemployed

Scots who are out of work or low paid are being encouraged to apply for a new fully funded computer coding skills training programme by the OU in Scotland. 

18th November 2020
Man and a woman wearing overalls in a craft workshop.

OU receives £1 million funding to support Scottish SMEs

A £1 million grant has been awarded to The OU in Scotland to support small to medium-sized businesses with skills training to boost productivity and growth in response to Covid-19. 

13th November 2020
A woman seated, using a laptop

Graduates see £200,000 additional career earnings

Graduates with National 5s or below as their highest prior attainment completing a part-time degree at The OU in Scotland are estimated to earn an average of £200,000 more in real terms over the rest of their career.

6th November 2020
Going Higher for Student Carers: Recognition Award and trophy graphic

OU aims high for student carers

The Open University is the recipient of a Going Higher for Student Carers Recognition Award.

28th October 2020
Graphic reading 'Business Barometer Report 2020'

Scottish businesses spend almost £100 million on temporary staff - but redundancies continue to rise

Over half of Scottish employers report that their organisation’s survival is dependent on their ability to cut costs, according to The Open University Business Barometer.

16th September 2020
Paul Gray

Appointment of Prof Paul Gray to the OU Council

Professor Paul Gray, an experienced public sector leader in Scotland, has been appointed a Council member for The Open University. 

14th September 2020
Care experienced students helping to develop course

New course helps universities support care experienced students

Care experienced students have helped develop a new free Open University course which will support staff in Scotland’s universities to better understand and support those who have experienced care.

18th August 2020

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