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The Open University & North West Regional College form ground-breaking partnership

The Open University and North West Regional College (NWRC) have announced details of a unique educational partnership which is set to enhance the future career aspirations of learners across the North West of Northern Ireland.

30th January 2023

Upskill in a key growth area with a free course from The Open University

The Open University (OU) has opened applications for a range of postgraduate courses and short microcredential courses, fully funded through the Department for the Economy’s Skill Up initiative.

25th January 2023

OU stalwart receives New Years Honours

David Sargent, long term employee of The Open University in Ireland has been listed in the King’s New Year’s Honours list, receiving a British Empire Award for his services to higher education and to charity.

22nd December 2022

Industry leaders gather for skills discussion

Kirsty McManus, National Director at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoDNI) has called for greater collaboration between further and higher education institutions and the business community here in order to achieve the region’s economic goals.

The remarks from the local business leader were made today (November 24) at a roundtable event hosted by the IoDNI and The Open University.

1st December 2022

OU Nursing student wins NIPEC award for student excellence

The Northern Ireland Practice Education Council for Nursing & Midwifery (NIPEC) presented a new award for Student Excellence to student nurse with The Open University, Bincy Augustine.  This award recognises how the student demonstrates professionalism in practice, person-centred care in practice, and a commitment to academic and theoretical learning, whilst remaining professional in challenging circumstances.

24th November 2022

OU to lead first public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network across the UK and Ireland

A major new public policy initiative, PolicyWISE, is being developed by The Open University (OU). PolicyWISE will be the UK's first network of academics and civil servants to explicitly address comparative public policy research and knowledge exchange across the four nations of the UK and Ireland.

15th November 2022
Cate Conway (left) interviewing Lessa Harker (right) at Belfast Central Library.

The Open University in Ireland supports Book Week NI

The Open University in Ireland (OUiI) was delighted to partner with Libraries NI and BBC NI for Book Week NI 2022.

Running from 17-23 October, the programme included activities and events across the library network in Northern Ireland. The OUiI contributed three events to the line-up thanks to the support of academics and alumni.  

2nd November 2022

Irish language and Ulster Scots legislation welcomed by The Open University

The Open University welcomes the passing of Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill at Westminster. This development enables the official recognition of the Irish language and Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland.

28th October 2022

Help for people supporting Ukrainians in Northern Ireland launched by OU

The Open University (OU) has launched a new free online course for people housing, caring for or working with Ukrainians in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK. The course focuses on Ukrainian culture and language and has been developed specifically for UK residents hosting refugees, and service providers working with people who have arrived from Ukraine.

19th October 2022

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal family. 

Her Majesty granted The Open University its Royal Charter in 1969 and visited its Milton Keynes campus with the Duke of Edinburgh on the institution’s tenth anniversary, in 1979. 

8th September 2022

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