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New photographs celebrate 50 years of The Open University's groundbreaking teaching.

The Open University is marking it's 50th anniversary this month by telling its remarkable story through the power of photographs, in a collection released today. Former and current OU students, including a builder from Belfast who changed his career to study Nursing after a life-changing accident, a prisoner turned academic, and a woman research pioneer in moon exploration, all feature in the new collection by world-famous British photographer Chris Floyd.

17th April 2019

President of Ireland addresses Open University graduates of 2019

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins made a special address to graduates at The Open University in Ireland degree ceremony at Croke Park, Dublin today (Friday 5 April).

9th April 2019

Sharon Corr receives honorary doctorate from The Open University

Singer, songwriter and violinist, Grammy nominee and Brit Award winner, Sharon Corr has received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University, for her exceptional contribution to education and culture at a ceremony in London today (22 March 2019).

22nd March 2019
Michael Bower Beverly Mason Owen Williamson Barbara Jemphrey Bobbie-Leigh Herdman John D’Arcy Stuart Magee

Careers in Law insight evening 21 November 2018

The Open University hosted a Careers in Law Insight Evening specifically for the benefit of our Law students.

26th November 2018
Photo: Dr Frances Morton (OU), Dr Sandra Collins (NLI), John D’Arcy (Director, OU in Ireland), Minister of State, Seán Kyne TD, Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl (DCU) and Fernando Rosell-Aguilar (OU).

Teanga agus foghlaim / Language and learning

On 20 November The Open University ran an event in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin as part of the year-long ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’ (Year of Irish) initiative.

22nd November 2018
Dr Clyde Hutchinson and Professor Fenton-O’Creevy

Local entrepreneur earns top award at The Open University Business School Awards 2018

Dr Clyde Hutchinson, from Dublin, was highly commended in the Alumni of the Year category at The Open University Business School Awards 2018 annual awards ceremony in Milton Keynes last week.

3rd July 2018
L-R John D’Arcy, National Director of The Open University, Quintin Oliver, who wrote a piece to accompany the video on the YES Referendum, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Sonia Copeland and Dr Frances Morton of The Open University, who curated the project.

The Open University launches free global learning resource on the Good Friday Agreement

The Open University launched a free learning resource called Reflections on the Good Friday Agreement at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 16 May.

22nd May 2018
Ken Bates, Pru Bates, Maggie Bates and Paddy Bates

Maggie Masters her Education with the OU

Maggie Bates, 37, from Bangor, graduated with a Master’s degree in Education from The Open University (OU) on Friday 20th April in Croke Park.

4th May 2018
Professor Hazel Rymer, Phil Coulter, Doctor of the University and John D’Arcy

The Open University honours Phil Coulter

Composer, musician, singer and producer Phil Coulter was honoured by The Open University with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Croke Park today on Friday 20 April. Mr Coulter had his award conferred alongside 103 students from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds and from a spectrum of careers.

25th April 2018
John D'Arcy, National Director

Highlights from 2017...

As 2017 comes to an end, take a look back over what has been a fantastic year for The Open University.

12th December 2017

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