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The Open University in Northern Ireland

Six reasons to study at The Open University

If you are receiving your exam results today and are thinking about your next step then why not consider The Open University (OU)?

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“Robotic telescopes COAST and PIRATE” / Credit: Alan Cayless (The Open University)

OU brings astronomical telescopes to students in their home

The OU Faculty of STEM is celebrating the inauguration of its remotely-controlled robotic telescopes, which will bring astronomy and space science to life for students whenever and wherever they are in the world.

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Computing and IT students gaining an insight into projects undertaken by Software Engineers within the CompoZed team. From Left to right: Glenn McGoldrick, Garrett Vernon and Allstate Software Engineers

OU Computing and IT students visit Allstate NI

On the Tuesday 16 May, Allstate NI hosted the first ever site visit for Open University Computing and IT students. The visit gave the students the opportunity to network with IT professionals and discover what they need to make themselves stand out in an ever competitive industry. 

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Digital DNA

The Open University launches Academic Partnership with Digital DNA

The Open University is proud to announce that it will be an academic partner to Digital DNA for this year’s flagship event on 6th and 7th June at St. George’s Market, Belfast.

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ncis live logo

The Open University sponsors NI Civil Service Live 2017

The Open University is proud to announce that it is sponsoring NI Civil Service Live 2017 on Wednesday 24 May at the Belfast Waterfront.

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Santander Universities Internship Programme

Is your business in need of a fresh injection of ideas? The Open University could help you.

Attracting and retaining the very best talent is important for many ambitious SMEs.  The Santander Universities Internship Programme is a great way to identify future talent, head up or assist with a project, bring fresh ideas to your business or fill a short-term skills gap.  

5th October 2017
Mickey Harte

The Open University honours Gaelic football icon, Mickey Harte

Renowned Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte was honoured by The Open University with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Croke Park on Friday 28th April.

5th October 2017
Jack Wright

OU PhD student names a crater on Mercury after Irish poet

OU PhD student, Jack Wright has been given the honour of naming a 120km diameter crater on Mercury which he identified through his mapping of the planet.

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John D'Arcy at the event

Universal Goals, devolved powers: the Sustainable Development Goals and the UK’s response

A new report is launched today (Monday 20 March) which examines the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation in the UK, especially within the context of the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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David Ferran

Open University Nursing graduate wins award at British Education Awards

On the 30th January, Open University Nursing graduate David Ferran won ‘Northern Ireland Degree Category’ at the British Education Awards in London.

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