YASS - Educational resources

Discover more about some of the educational resources that YASS students might access.

OU Study app

OU Study is the companion app for OU module websites. Further information on the OU Study app.

OU Study Spaces

A smiling male student standing in a college building, and holding a file under his arm.YASS students can use any of the specially designated OU Study Spaces at Dumfries and Galloway College, Fife College, South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire and West College Scotland.

Each space is free to use and has full IT resources.

For full details of facilities, opening times, and required ID click on the college you are interested in using.


OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free education resources. With OpenLearn you can:

  • Plan and prepare for a course of study by enrolling on one of our free courses.
  • Browse the subject categories to discover articles, watch videos and interact with features and games created by our academic experts and guest contributors.
  • Explore new topics to build your personal knowledge or look for reference material for a course you are already studying.
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OpenSTEM Labs

The OpenSTEM Labs is our latest development, comprising a number of labs, each with a distinct identity, meeting modern student and national skills-based needs.

The OpenSTEM Labs challenge the traditional STEM pedagogical model of students and teachers being co-located in a lab during ‘office hours’.

We connect students to instrumentation, data and equipment for practical enquiries over the internet, where time and distance is no longer a barrier – any time, any place access.