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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.

5th October 2017
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.

5th October 2017
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.

5th October 2017
Alan Campbell

OU hero Alan Campbell

The Open University has begun a ‘Heroes Campaign’ which will run over the next 4 months. The campaign has captured on film three student stories, highlighting their enormous sacrifices and great personal achievements.

The Open University is delighted to say that one of those heroes is Alan Campbell.

5th October 2017
Brian Campfield, President, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Ulain McKee, ‘The Open University Trades Union Learner of the Year’, Trevor Cooper, Director of Higher Education and John D’Arcy Nation Director of The Open University.

Launch of partnership between The Open University and Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

This new partnership between The Open University and the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC-ICTU) opened the doors to learning to a quarter of a million trade union members in Northern Ireland.  

5th October 2017
Belfast Graduation

Tim Wheeler and Catherine Bell honoured by the OU

Singer, songwriter and Alzheimer’s campaigner Tim Wheeler was honoured by The Open University (OU) with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday 21 October. Mr Wheeler had his award conferred alongside 277 graduating students – from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds and from a spectrum of careers – as well as fellow honorary graduate Ms Catherine Bell CBE.

5th October 2017
Photograph (L-R) - Professor Giles Mohan, John D'Arcy, Orla Devine, Claire Hanna MLA, Jenny Williams.

OU and CADA NI host event exploring the Sustainable Development Goals

The Open University, in conjunction with the Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies (CADA) NI hosted a seminar in Belfast exploring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

5th October 2017
Falls Women's Centre

The OU celebrates the success of the women from Falls Women’s Centre.

On Tuesday 30th May, a group of women from Falls Women’s Centre/ Ionad Ban na bhFál celebrated their success in completing the module ‘An Introduction to Health and Social Care’ at The Open University in Belfast.

5th October 2017