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About us

Welcome to our website. I hope that it gives you a deep insight to the work of The Open University, and how we provide excellent higher education to a diverse range of students across the Republic of Ireland.

John D’Arcy, National Director.



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What we do

The OU offers high quality, flexible distance learning and is open to everyone with the desire to learn. Almost 3,000 students in the Republic of Ireland are studying with us  - to develop new skills or boost their careers.

See our full range of courses and qualifications.

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Policy and public affairs

We are committed to raising the profile of part-time higher education and the needs of part-time students by engaging with government departments, politicians, policy-makers and sector bodies. Read about our policy and public affairs work.