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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 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

OU in Ireland hosts panel discussion on Languages of Ulster

On 22 November, The Open University in Ireland hosted a discussion event on the recent BBC/OU co-production Languages of Ulster. The three-part documentary series, explored Ulster’s unique linguistic traditions – Irish Gaelic, northern Hiberno English and Ulster-Scots – and the relationship between them.

22nd November 2017
Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid

OU Academic publishes new book, Launch of Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid

Nessa O’Mahony, Associate Lecturer at The Open University (OU) is co-editor of a new international poetry anthology Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid. 

17th November 2017
Languages of Ulster

New TV series unlocks the Languages of Ulster

A fascinating, new three-part documentary series, co-produced by The Open University and BBC Two Northern IrelandLanguages of Ulster aired Sunday 12th November at 10pm.  It explored Ulster’s unique linguistic traditions – Irish Gaelic, northern Hiberno English and Ulster-Scots – and the relationship between them.

9th November 2017
“Robotic telescopes COAST and PIRATE” / Credit: Alan Cayless (The Open University)

OU brings astronomical telescopes to students in their home

The OU Faculty of STEM is celebrating the inauguration of its remotely-controlled robotic telescopes, which will bring astronomy and space science to life for students whenever and wherever they are in the world.

10th October 2017
John D'Arcy, Aogán Ó Fearghail, Mickey Harte and Richard Gillingwater

The Open University honours Gaelic football icon, Mickey Harte

Renowned Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte was honoured by The Open University with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Croke Park on Friday 28th April. Mr Harte had his award conferred alongside 135 graduating students – from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds and from a spectrum of careers.

10th October 2017

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