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Our work

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Developing our nurses and social workers

We train more health and social care staff across the UK than any other higher education provider.

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The OU in the workplace

The Open University supports economic growth in Northern Ireland through professional development of employees and partnerships with employers.

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Widening access to higher education

We work with local communities and organisations to widen access to higher education for individuals and groups.


Knowledge exchange

We work with local industry in Northern Ireland to create links between academic knowledge and research with local business to support innovation, productivity and competitiveness.


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Local engagement

We organise events, workshops and seminars in partnership with festivals and cultural initiatives across Northern Ireland.


FE partnerships

The Open University holds a number of key partnerships with the local Further Education Colleges across Northern Ireland.