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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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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

As part of The Open University in Wales’ work with the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) ‘Talking Research’ is a new podcast that drops a discreet microphone on academic conversations in informal places.

Professor Trevor Herbert, Emeritus Professor of Music at The Open University, and Rob Humphreys, Director of the OU in Wales, have been elected Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales. They are the first from The Open University to be accorded this status.

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.

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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.

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