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Open University sets out radical vision for Senedd elections following pandemic

The Open University (OU) in Wales has called for radical changes to higher education in Wales to meet the challenges set by the coronavirus.

12th November 2020
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Education Minister welcomes student teachers from The Open University in Wales

Yesterday, The Open University (OU) in Wales was pleased to invite students and partner schools from its new Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme to an evening of conversation and Q&A with the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams MS.

11th November 2020

Statement by Louise Casella, Chair of the Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales

Louise Casella is Director of The Open University in Wales and was appointed as chair of the Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales earlier this year. 

10th November 2020
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£203,000 career earnings premium for those graduating The Open University in Wales

A report from London Economics shows importance of flexible distance learning as Wales navigates the fallout from the pandemic.

6th November 2020
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Developing digital skills in Wales

A Welsh housing association is boosting internal digital skills and growing its own talent through The Open University’s (OU) Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering.

3rd November 2020
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Study to become a teacher: applications are now open for the OU in Wales’ PGCE programme

Applications are now open to study for a PGCE with The Open University in Wales, which will start in October 2021. The qualification gives graduates Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which allows them to work as a teacher.

2nd November 2020
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Butetown Carnival, past, present, and future, with Keith Murrell.

Keith Murrell, lead organiser of Cardiff’s iconic Butetown Carnival, explores its intricate past and bright future as a celebration of Butetown’s multicultural community, and addresses the misconceptions and injustices faced along the way.

29th October 2020
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OU in Wales wins Womenspire 2020 employer award

The Open University in Wales has been announced as the winner of the Fair Play employer award at Womenspire 2020.

2nd October 2020
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The Open University in Wales celebrates Black History Month

Today marks the start of Black History Month, an international annual commemoration which celebrates recognising and valuing the inspirational individuals and events from within the Black community. The OU has produced a new Black History Month hub on OpenLearn featuring some inspirational people and events. In Wales, the OU will be sharing articles and resources on the OU in Wales website and social media channels on black history from a Welsh perspective.

1st October 2020
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New report reveals Welsh universities on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19

Welsh universities have played a key role in supporting the nation in the fight against COVID-19, reveals a new report by Universities Wales.

23rd September 2020

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