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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

Jun 13

FINDING YOUR VOICE: Creative writing outreach programme

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:00 to Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:00

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

Contact: Rhiannon Williams, Wales Millennium Centre

Jul 24

Come and meet us at our Cardiff Open Day

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

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

Contact: Helen Nelmes

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

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OU student named Wales’ Adult Learner of the Year

An OU in Wales student who was mocked at school and reached his mid-30s having never read a book received the Life Change and Overall Winner of the Year awards at this year’s Inspire! Adult Learning Awards.

18th June 2018
Charlotte Bailey

OU student wins Rising Star Award at the 2018 Womenspire Awards

OU in Wales student Charlotte Bailey from Treorchy in South Wales was named the winner of the Rising Star award at this year’s Womenspire awards.

18th June 2018
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