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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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Study

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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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

Latest news

The Open University in Wales has submitted evidence to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangement in Wales (the ‘Diamond’ Review).

Kevin Pascoe, Employer Engagement Manager at The Open University in Wales, has been appointed to Wales’ new Education Workforce Council (EWC).

OU student Rhys Jenkins, from Port Talbot, has been awarded the Society for General Microbiology’s annual Undergraduate Microbiology Prize.

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Research

The OU had 72% of its research assessed as 3 or 4 star in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (2014). 
 
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Events

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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