The only university in Northern Ireland dedicated to distance learning, we are open to people, places, methods and ideas. We are proud to be rated as the number one university in Northern Ireland for overall student satisfaction for the last 15 years*.
We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality, university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
We are here to help individuals, local business, the community and the economy of Northern Ireland.
*NSS Student Survey 2019
The Open University’s mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas sets us apart from other universities globally. The OU alumni and current student community is a movement of millions. We are enormously proud to promote educational opportunity and social justice. Through world-leading academic research,and the latest pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnerships we are focused on transforming the design, content and delivery of supported, flexible open learning.
We are committed to raising the profile of part-time higher education and the needs of part-time students by engaging with the Northern Ireland Assembly and government departments through our Policy and Public Affairs team.
A unique oral history archive containing interviews on the educational journeys of Loyalist and Republican ex-prisoners, Open University staff who tutored in the prisons or were involved in administration of study from the Belfast Office, prison education staff and Open University students who worked in the prisons. It also includes reflective interviews with OU staff and the Time to Think team about gathering interviews and building the archive.
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The Open University,
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Belfast, BT1 3GN
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