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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 around 8000 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

Mar 6

Come and meet us at Swansea Job Fair

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Gower Suite, Level 1, Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA

Contact: OU Wales Marketing

Mar 8

Come and meet us at Cardiff Job fair

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3ND

Contact: OU Wales Marketing

Mar 12

National histories and national identities; British devolution past and future

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Yr Hen Lyfrgell, The Old Library, Working Street, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1BH

Contact: Wales Events

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The Open University in Wales welcomes large increase in part-time student numbers

The OU in Wales has welcomed a Welsh Government announcement of a 35% increase in the number of part-time undergraduate students in Wales.

6th February 2019
David Allen, Louise Casella and David Blaney

OU in Wales kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations

The Open University in Wales launched its 50th anniversary celebrations recently during a gathering of university leaders.

4th February 2019
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