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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

Student research on Welsh History now available online

Research into the history of Wales by Open University students is now freely available online for the first time.

28th August 2018

Boosting employability skills for OU students in Wales

Employability skills coordinator, Darren Jones discusses his own personal learning journey and how it has led him to support students in developing their employability skills.

20th August 2018

OU in Wales celebrates first cohort of students to gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care Practice (Wales)

The Open University in Wales was delighted to celebrate the achievements of the first cohort of students to gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care Practice (Wales), at a celebration event held at Cardiff City Hall recently.

1st August 2018

Skills shortage costing Welsh organisations over £350 million

The Open University Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, reveals that employers in Wales are paying a high price to ensure their organisations have the skills required to remain productive.

24th July 2018

Supporting students who are carers

Widening Access Manager Gayle Hudson discusses how the OU in Wales supports students who are carers and highlights our work with student carers to develop a new resource pack.

18th July 2018

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

Bridging the gap: A social mobility summit for Wales

Director of The Open University in Wales, Louise Casella, reflects on our recent social mobility summit and considers what comes next.

6th June 2018

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