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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

We are Wales’ favourite university – voted top in Wales for student satisfaction for nine years running in the National Student Survey.

Learn more about The Open University in Wales.

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We are the largest provider of part-time higher education in Wales.
Find out more about studying with us or browse our full range of courses and qualifications
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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.

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Latest news

Dr Rob Janes, Science Staff Tutor at the OU in Wales, and his colleague Mike Batham presented their explosive demonstration lecture, The Magic of Oxygen, to secondary school students at the Royal Institution in London last week (3 July).

Wildlife Trusts Wales has teamed up with The Open University in Wales to encourage people across the country to support nature.

Three craters on Mercury have been given new names thanks to researchers at The Open University (OU). The move follows approval by the International Astronomical Union of names put forward by OU academics for three large lava-flooded craters they had been studying.

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Research at The Open University ranks in the top third of UK universities.

Find out more about our research and projects.

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Our events include open days, community learning opportunities, conferences, seminars and lectures.

Find out more about the events we run and where you can meet us

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We are a world leader in developing technology to increase access to higher education. 

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