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Seren Programme

Studying a university level module alongside your AS or A2 studies can help broaden academic knowledge, bridge the gap between school and university and enhance your personal statement for the UCAS application.

 Teenagers studyingAre you a Seren student?

Studying an Open University module alongside AS and A2 courses can really benefit your ability to:

  • Achieve greater exam success.
  • Evidence your strengths and aptitude on UCAS applications
  • Stand out when competing for a place on a competitive university course
  • Make more informed decisions about learning and career choices

How to enrol

As a Seren student you may be entitled to Welsh Government bursary funding which will cover the cost of the Open University module fees. Once you have chosen a suitable course please contact your school or college Seren coordinator who can then check with the Hub coordinator for your region as to whether there are funds available.

Then all you need to do is email or telephone (029 2047 1170) our learner support team based at The Open University in Wales. We will be able to give you the registration documents and answer any queries you may have. We ask that you return the registration documents by post because they need signatures from you and a parent/guardian. However they can be sent via email to Wales-support@open.ac.uk if deadlines are tight, as long as you then send us the original forms.

Accredited modules available for Seren study

Our courses start on various dates and there are registrations deadlines for each course. The registration deadline for courses starting in April 2017 is 23 March 2017. Visit the webpages of the individual courses for more information

Did you know?

The Open University is the UK’s largest university with over 180,000 students currently studying, we offer world–leading distance learning that comes to you. So if you study an OU module alongside your A-levels, you’ll study online, in your own time, whenever it suits you (but you will have deadlines!)

Other courses

We have more short courses available, these are non-accredited, online courses which you can register for at any time. You will not be awarded credits for studying these courses, but on successful completion you will issued with an OU certificate to recognise your achievement. For example Discovering Wales and Welsh is an ideal short course to study alongside the Welsh Baccalaureate.

If you are a student or teacher and are interested in finding out more about Open University Study please email or call our student support team on 029 20 471170.