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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 eleven years running.

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

Rob Humphreys, Director of The Open University in Wales, looks ahead to the Assembly elections and considers what’s at stake for the OU in Wales and the future of part-time higher education.

With Assembly elections on the horizon, The Open University is urging Welsh politicians to take action to tackle a decline in part-time student numbers in Wales, and avoid making the same mistakes as their English counterparts.

The Open University in Wales has responded to today’s National Assembly debate on the Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2016 – 2017.

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Partnerships

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 partnerships

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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