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The Open University in Wales

We are the leading experts in part-time, flexible learning. Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

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About us

The Open University in Wales is the leading provider of part-time undergraduate higher education and supported distance learning across Wales.

Learn more about The Open University in Wales.

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Study

We are the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Wales.
 
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Student Stories

Studying with The Open University can be life changing, see how some of our students have coped with study alongside real life and flourished on their OU learning journeys.

Hear their stories and start your learning journey here.

 

Latest news

After a decade leading The Open University in Wales, Rob Humphreys CBE has decided that he will be stepping down from his role as Nation Director in Wales in November 2017.

An Open University in Wales student has been Highly Commended in the national Inspire! Awards, showing resilience and determination to pursue his studies and land a job at a local high school.

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.

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Our work

We work with employers, community groups, education providers and other partners to support the widest possible range of people to take up higher education opportunities.

Find out more about our work

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Free Online Learning

It doesn’t matter if you’re into art or zoology, or whether you have 5 minutes or 50 hours. We’ve got a huge range of free online learning to help you explore your passion.

Try our online learning resources for free

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Welsh Language Scheme

The Open University has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales it will treat the English and Welsh Languages on the basis of equality.

Download our Welsh Language Scheme and Welsh medium assessment guidelines