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Our work

We work with employers, community groups and other organisations across Northern Ireland to offer a range of learning opportunities within a range of sectors of our society.

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Learning for life

We strive to raise the profile of lifelong learning in Northern Ireland along with other universities, organisations and groups – working with local government, arts bodies and local enterprise organisations.

The OU in the workplace

The Open University supports economic growth in Northern Ireland through professional development of employees and partnerships with employers . Our triple accredited Business School is in the top 1% worldwide.

Developing our nurses and social workers

We work in partnership with all five Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland to offer a pre-registration nursing degree programme and only work-based social work degree course in Northern Ireland.