We are proud to be the only University that operates across the whole of Ireland and the United Kingdom and first established our Advice and Enquiry Centre in Dublin 1996. Our multi-nation perspective is a distinctive source of strength and value. We are able to bring the benefits of scale but flex to meet the specific social, economic and cultural needs in each nation.
We aim to increase the positive impact that The Open University has on the world through our teaching, research and engagement. Our Institution seeks to contribute to the delivery of the Department for Education and Skills' Higher Education Strategy to 2030 through high quality, flexible provision that addresses the needs of students and employers alike.
Putting our students first, we focus on:
The Open University is open to people, places, methods and ideas.
To reach more students with life-changing learning that meets their needs and enriches society.
Find out more about The Open University's Students First Strategy.