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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. 

Prospectuses

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.

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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  
Email wales@open.ac.uk

18 Custom House Street,
Cardiff,
CF10 1AP

Upcoming Events

Oct 24

Llandrindod Wells Open Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Media Resource Centre (MRC), Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6AH

Contact: OU in Wales Events

Oct 25

Wrexham Open Day

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 1AU

Contact: OU in Wales Events

Oct 26

Cardiff Open Day

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

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

Contact: OU in Wales Events

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News

Julia Gillard honoured by The Open University in Wales

Yesterday, at the Wales Millennium Centre, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was presented with an honorary degree from The Open University in Wales for her contribution to public service.

19th October 2018

Want to try your hand at being an astronomer? Here is your chance

A team of astronomers from the OU and other academic institutions* are launching an international citizen science project to work out what over 30 million unique objects discovered in space actually are.

8th October 2018
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