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Blog: Degree Apprenticeships in Wales

Rhys Daniels takes a look at the development of degree apprenticeships at the OU in Wales.

7th February 2020
Digital transformation needs to be led from the top if Welsh organisations are to thrive in the digital age, according to The Open University.

Digitally-savvy boards powering growth in Wales

Digital transformation needs to be led from the top if Welsh organisations are to thrive in the digital age, according to The Open University.

6th February 2020
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GoCompare employees start degree apprenticeships with the OU in Wales

GoCo Group, the company behind popular UK comparison website GoCompare, have signed up to The Open University in Wales’ Degree Apprenticeship programme. The UK-wide organisation enrolled three of its current staff members on the new programme which specialises in Applied Software Engineering. The opportunity comes as part of their GoFurther Academy which launched in 2018 and offers education programmes to new and existing staff.

3rd February 2020
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Are you one of Blaenau Gwent’s story-tellers?

A new project has been set up to celebrate people’s heritage and identity in Blaenau Gwent.

27th January 2020
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OU in Wales launches pilot of free courses for Welsh school governors

The Open University in Wales has launched a pilot of free, online learning resources for school governors across Wales. 

The Wales school governor collection provides 30 hours of flexible learning materials in three areas – leadership, teamwork, and inclusive education – with the aim to support any school governor in their role. The courses include reflective activities, enabling governors to explore varying outcomes for different schools and areas of Wales.

27th January 2020
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Over 60% of adults in Wales have unfulfilled dreams – only 19% are chasing them

Across Wales, more than six in ten (64%) adults have an unfulfilled dream yet just one in five (19%) are planning to turn it into a reality in 2020. The findings come as The Open University marks its ‘free your ambition’ campaign – a national campaign to encourage more people across Wales to act on their ambition and access learning to help them achieve their dreams.

10th January 2020
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Five reasons to study to be a teacher with The Open University in Wales

The OU in Wales has recently announced a new flexible PGCE programme. You can now study to become a primary or secondary school teacher through distance learning, provided you’ve already got a degree and meet the entry requirements. 

7th January 2020
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OU in Wales offers new alternative routes into teaching

The Open University has welcomed the Education and Workforce Council’s decision to accredit its alternative routes into teaching programme. 

Full details of the accreditation can be found on the EWC website.

23rd December 2019
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Carol singing celebrates the power of music for people with dementia

The Open University in Wales hosted an event following the BBC/OU co-production ‘Our Dementia Choir’ that aired earlier this year. The two-part series, hosted by BAFTA award-winning actor, Vicky McClure, followed a group of individuals who explored the true extent of music’s power in the fight against dementia.

The OU partnered up with the Alzheimer’s Society Cymru to bring the inspirational documentary to life at Cornerstone Cardiff. The OpenTalk event, 'Music for Dementia' put a festive spin on the series in the lead up to Christmas.  

11th December 2019
Today, at the Wales Millennium Centre, over 350 students will graduate from the Open University in Wales, in what is one of the university’s annual highlights. Most have studied part-time, often balancing this with work, family or caring for a loved one.

Hundreds of learners graduate with The Open University in Wales

On 4 November, at the Wales Millennium Centre, over 350 students will graduate from the Open University in Wales in what is one of the university’s annual highlights. Most have studied part-time, often balancing this with work, family or caring for a loved one.

1st November 2019

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