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Free online learning hub launched by The Open University and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

In a joint initiative, The Open University in Ireland (the OU) and the Northern Irish Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC ICTU) have launched a free online learning hub aimed at providing valuable education resources to workers and their families.

31st March 2023

‘We are not thugs and hoods’ - New course empowers young people to use their voice rather than violence

Developed in collaboration with a group of teenage boys from the Shankill area of Belfast, Why Riot? Community, Choices and Aspirations supports young people to stop, think and use their voice, rather than violence, to work positively for change in their communities.   

3rd February 2023

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

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