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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
Ceri Doyle, new OU council member

Newport City Homes head appointed to Open University Council

Ceri Doyle, Chief Executive of Newport City Homes (NCH), is the latest appointment to The Open University’s Council, it was announced this week

17th September 2020
The OU Business Barometer report cover

Welsh businesses spend over £51 million on temporary staff - but redundancies continue to rise

Welsh organisations have spent over £51 million on temporary staffing to bridge skills gaps over the last year, despite one in four (25%) making redundancies to cut costs in the wake of COVID-19.

15th September 2020
Louise Casella addressing an audience

OU in Wales Director to chair review of Welsh GCSEs and A Levels

The Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS has today appointed Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales, to lead the review into this year’s GCSEs and A Levels.

28th August 2020
Louise Wilford, OU Law student

BLOG: Distance learning and preparing for my career

Louise Wilford is an OU law student from Tonyrefail in her 3rd year. She’s taken part in internships through the OU and GO Wales, and also has a popular YouTube channel where she talks about her studies and gives advice to other students.

27th August 2020
Degree apprentice at tablet

Blog: 4 ways we've adapted our degree apprenticeship under the coronavirus

Apprenticeship Programme Delivery Manager Rhys Daniels take a look at how the coronavirus has changed how we're delivering degree apprenticeships in Wales.

10th July 2020
UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic

Businesses set back 18 months by COVID

UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

9th July 2020
Adrian Chiles and Sian Sykes

‘Our Coast’: OU in Wales explores Anglesey with free online event

On Tuesday 23 June, The Open University in Wales held a free online event which explored the environmental science and research behind the Anglesey episode of BBC Two’s ‘Our Coast’

7th July 2020
Teacher writing on whiteboard

New 'Becoming a teacher' course launched on FutureLearn

Academics from The Open University’s Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) and The Open University in Wales have created a new free short course, ‘Becoming a teacher’, hosted on FutureLearn

6th July 2020

The OU in Wales launches new everyday skills in English and Maths

The OU in Wales recently launched a package of online courses in everyday maths and English skills, which are available for free on its OpenLearn site. Due to the coronavirus, the event was held online and attended by representatives of colleges and universities across Wales.

The courses have been developed in collaboration with FE colleges and Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult learning Wales, and are designed to give students the skills they need to go alongside other further education courses, improve job prospects or simply learn new skills.

3rd July 2020

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