Do you have memories of studying with the OU during the past 50 years? If so we'd love to hear them.
The Welsh Government has introduced a package of financial support for new part-time students. You could get up to £4,500 funding towards your living costs.
The Open University is working with partners in Wales on a new PGCE programme to launch in 2020.
Now part-time postgraduate students in Wales can get up to £17,000 in funding. This financial support from the Welsh government is made up of grants and loans, some of which doesn't need to be paid back.
The OU was born from a radical idea: to open education for all, and in 2019 we celebrate our 50th birthday.
After years of planning by Harold Wilson and Jennie Lee, The Open University was granted a Royal Charter on 23 April 1969. Today, The Open University is the UK’s largest academic institution having empowered over two million students worldwide to transform their lives through learning, helping to make the impossible, possible.
Find out more about our unique story, meet some of our graduates and read about how we’re celebrating our milestone anniversary.
We have around 9000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work.
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.
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.
Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.
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.
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On 4 November, at the Wales Millennium Centre, over 350 students will graduate from the Open University in Wales in what is one of the university’s annual highlights. Most have studied part-time, often balancing this with work, family or caring for a loved one.