The Open University in Scotland

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The Open University in Scotland

The Open University (OU) is a unique institution serving the whole of Scotland. Our open admissions policy means no formal entry requirements are needed for most undergraduate qualifications or modules. Almost a fifth of new undergraduates join us without standard university entrance level qualifications.

With our supported open learning, you can choose to study for a degree, diploma or certificate, or take a stand-alone module. We are the most popular choice of university for flexible study in Scotland. Over half of all part-time undergraduate students in Scotland are OU students.

We are one of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions. At our core, we are open to people, places, methods and ideas. Key OU in Scotland focuses include widening access to higher education, and helping Scotland’s employers to develop and upskill their workforces.

Contact us

For general enquiries or to contact reception, call +44 (0) 131 226 3851 or email

The Open University in Scotland, Jennie Lee House
10 Drumsheugh Gardens

We are open between 08:30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Study enquiries

If you want to find out more or talk through your options, but haven’t applied or studied with us yet, call 0300 303 5303 or visit new student enquiries.

If you’ve already applied for, or are studying an OU module or qualification, log in to Studenthome for your personalised contact details.

Media enquiries

For OU in Scotland media enquiries only please contact Kenny Stewart: 0131 549 7961

For general OU media enquiries please contact the Press Office: 01908 654316

The contact number for media enquiries outwith office hours is: 07901 515891

The Directorate

Our Directorate is headed by Susan Stewart, Director of The Open University in Scotland. Kate Signorini is Depute Director (Planning, Resources and Engagement).

To contact a member of The Directorate please email Helen Wilkinson and Gillian Cuthbert at