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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 have been at the top of the National Student Survey in Wales for student satisfaction for ten years running.

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

Education can be dramatically enhanced by social networks claims a report this week from The Open University. The so-called ‘network effect’ comes from many thousands of people learning from each other, but it needs careful management to reach its full potential.

This Wednesday, 12 November 2014, OU space scientists will be waiting with bated breath, both in Milton Keynes and at the European Space Agency (ESA) control centre in Germany, to see the outcome of over twenty years of OU research and a landmark in space science - the world’s first ever attempt to land on a comet.

The Open University’s computing expert, Dr Neil Smith has created a programme that models a zombie apocalypse to help work out our best chance of survival.

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

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

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

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