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Delivering life-changing learning across Wales

Welcome to The Open University in Wales

New financial support for students in Wales

The Welsh Government is introducing a new package of financial support for new part-time students starting their studies from September 2018.

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Financial support for students in Wales is changing, use our information and resources to spread the word to the people you work with.

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The Open University in Wales is the leading provider of part-time undergraduate higher education and supported distance learning across Wales.

"I am the son of a miner, from a family that didn’t go to university. Getting my degree gave me a belief in myself." 

Paul Mahoney, Merthyr Tydfil, OU in Wales graduate

Watch Paul’s learning journey to find out how the OU in Wales helped him change his life.

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About us

We have over 7000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work. 


Courses and qualifications

As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, The Open University in Wales offers a wide choice of qualifications in a broad range of subject areas. 

Our Student stories

Meet our students

Studying with The Open University can be life changing. See how some of our students have balanced study with work and family commitments and have flourished on their OU learning journeys.


Policy and public affairs

Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.

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The Welsh language

The Open University is subject to the Welsh Language Standards. This section includes information on how we comply with the standards and deliver our services though the medium of Welsh.


Request your prospectus

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

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Contact us

Call 029 2047 1170  

18 Custom House Street,
CF10 1AP

Upcoming Events

Aug 22

Come and meet us at our Cardiff Open Day

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

The Open University in Wales, Custom House Street, Cardiff CF10 1AP

Contact: Helen Nelmes

Aug 30

'Access' to your future: free open event

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00

Pontardawe Library, Holly Street, SA8 4ET

Contact: OU Wales events

Sep 4

‘Access’ to your future: free open event

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

Glynneath Library, Park Avenue, SA11 5DW

Contact: OU Wales events

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OU in Wales celebrates first cohort of students to gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care Practice (Wales)

The Open University in Wales was delighted to celebrate the achievements of the first cohort of students to gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care Practice (Wales), at a celebration event held at Cardiff City Hall recently.

1st August 2018

Skills shortage costing Welsh organisations over £350 million

The Open University Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, reveals that employers in Wales are paying a high price to ensure their organisations have the skills required to remain productive.

24th July 2018
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