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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
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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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Online domestic abuse resource launched as calls to domestic violence helplines soar during lockdown

The Open University’s Open Justice team has collaborated with charity Support Through Court (STC) to develop a free online resource for learners, themed around domestic abuse. Its launch coincides with the rapid rise in numbers of people in domestic abuse situations seeking help during the UK lockdown.

2nd July 2020
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BLOG: Exploring identities and life experience in LGBTQ communities

Amo King, co-chair of the Open University in Wales LGBT staff network, reflects on the interplay of personal identities and life experience.

25th June 2020
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OU in Wales announces partnership with Welsh college

Gower College Swansea has signed a partnership agreement with The Open University in Wales (OU) that will see a wider range of flexible and distance learning opportunities being offered to higher level learners across the Swansea Bay region

9th June 2020
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5 million workers uncertain of post-covid role

Covid-19 is expected to significantly change the skills required for as many as 5 million job roles across the UK, driving a surge in employees seeking out distance learning opportunities, according to The Open University.

3rd June 2020
Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales

Blog: Education before and after lockdown

Director of the OU in Wales Louise Casella discusses the impact the coronavirus has had on us, and looks at what it might mean for the future of university education in Wales. .

28th May 2020
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How OU students in Wales are making a difference during global pandemic

From working on the frontline to creating resources to help with home schooling, here are just some of the ways OU students in Wales have been making a difference during the global pandemic.

22nd May 2020

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Welsh universities to build on world-leading work with communities through new framework

Universities in Wales have today launched a new civic mission framework to help universities build upon the ways they work with people, schools and communities.

15th January 2021
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Blog: Putting lifelong learning at the heart of our recovery

External Affairs Manager Cerith Rhys-Jones discusses The OU in Wales' manifesto for the 2021 Senedd election.

18th December 2020
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