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Highlights from 2018...

As 2018 comes to an end, take a look over what has been a fantastic year for The Open University. 

Not only have we come out on top in student satisfaction ratings yet again but we have earned our Fairtrade status as a university in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Our students have continued to amaze us with their achievements over the last year and we are so proud of them all. 

The New Year is approaching us so if you are thinking about studying with The Open University please remember our registration closes on 10 January 2019.

John D'Arcy

National Director.



The Open University hosts a Careers in Law Insight Evening

The Open University hosted a Careers in Law Insight Evening specifically for the benefit of our Law students.

26th November 2018

Teanga agus foghlaim / Language and learning

The Open University ran an event in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin as part of the year-long ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’ (Year of Irish) initiative.

20th November 2018


The Open University celebrates ten years of Nursing impact in Northern Ireland

The Open University (OU) today (23 October 2018) celebrated ten years since its first student nurses graduated in Northern Ireland.

23rd October 2018


The Open University gains Fairtrade status in Northern Ireland

The Open University has been awarded “Fairtrade University” status in Northern Ireland by the Fairtrade Foundation in recognition of the continued promotion and use of Fairtrade certified products and its principles.  We also received recognition of this status in Ireland which we will update on shortly.

9th October 2018


Anna Lo receives honorary doctorate from The Open University

Retired politician Anna Lo was honoured by The Open University (OU) with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall today (Friday 5 October 2018).

8th October 2018

The Open University is rated top Northern Ireland university for student satisfaction

The Open University (OU) has again been rated the top university in Northern Ireland for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). This makes it the fourteenth year in a row that the OU has topped the university student satisfaction table in Northern Ireland.

27th July 2018

The Open University launches free global learning resource on the Good Friday Agreement

The Open University launched a free learning resource called Reflections on the Good Friday Agreement at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 16 May.

22nd May 2018

Laura Dowie has been recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s Top 40 Under 40

Laura Dowie, Events and Degree Ceremonies Co-ordinator for The Open University has been included in the Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List which recognises talented individuals in business in Northern Ireland. 

17th May 2018 

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