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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

New project brings smart thinking to the Cardiff Capital Region

A new project, hosted by the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA), will consider how smart technology can be used to maximise the positive impact of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCRCD).

23rd January 2018
OL Cymru

Free online learning resources for a bilingual Wales

The Open University in Wales and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol are working in partnership to provide free online resources in Welsh and English for learners to try something new, increase their skills or sample a Higher Education course.

18th December 2017
New Director in Wales

The Open University appoints a new Director in Wales

Louise Casella, who has considerable strategic leadership experience in higher education, including senior roles in Wales, will take up the post early in the New Year.

13th December 2017
OpenLearn Course Launched To Break The Cycle Of Among Young Adults

OpenLearn course launched to break the cycle of debt among young adults

The Open University Business School (OUBS) has designed a new course to combat a growing debt problem among young adults, as part of an initiative to champion personal finance education across the UK.

23rd November 2017
John Spence and Peter Horrocks, VC

Congratulations to everyone celebrating at Graduation 2017

Ahead of our Cardiff graduation ceremony this week we pay tribute to the hard work and determination of all of our students and highlight the inspirational story of one of our recent graduates.

2nd November 2017

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The Guardian Statue at Six Bells

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
Students at graduation ceremony

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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