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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

Money vs Happiness: More than half of the Welsh workforce would prioritise happiness at work over a payrise

A new consumer poll released today by The Open University (OU) in Wales has revealed that it’s not money that buys you happiness, but learning a new skill.

22nd May 2018

The Open University brings Blue Planet to Wales

The Open University in Wales hosted a free lecture on 28 March with two leading academics who worked on the award-winning BBC / OU co-production Blue Planet II.

9th April 2018
Louise Casella

New funding system offers major opportunity for part-time learners

Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales, explains how financial support for new students starting from September 2018 could make a major difference to the numbers of people studying part-time in Wales.

4th April 2018
New Senior Vacancies at the Open University in Wales

New Senior Vacancies at The Open University in Wales

We currently have three exciting career opportunities to join our senior management team, as we work together to ensure that a growing number of learners in Wales recognise and enjoy the benefits of part time distance learning with The Open University in Wales.

20th March 2018

British Science Week 2018: The OU Science Showcase

As part of British Science Week, The Open University in Wales, will be hosting a series of interactive events to demonstrate how science can be studied outside of the lab. 

9th March 2018
STEM Talent

OU in Wales launches new ‘STEM talent’ programme

The Open University in Wales has launched a new ‘STEM talent’ programme which enables sixth form students to study an OU science, technology, engineering or mathematics module during their studies.

24th January 2018

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