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Start your own business event in Belfast

On Tuesday 8 October, The Open University welcomed students to an event at Ormeau Baths, Belfast looking at the highs and lows of starting your own business.

8th October 2019

Caroline Casey honoured by The Open University

Award-winning Irish social entrepreneur joins students for degree ceremony in Belfast

Social entrepreneur, Caroline Casey, was honoured by The Open University (OU) with the award of Master of the University at a ceremony in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall today (Friday 4 October).

7th October 2019

PwC Operate, Belfast Insight Event

On Thursday 5 September, The Open University welcomed students to an exclusive event at PwC Operate in Belfast to gain an insight into this recently formed department and the Career opportunities available.

5th September 2019

Discover the OU at a library in Northern Ireland

Libraries NI has announced that The Open University will run a new series of information events in libraries across Northern Ireland during September 2019.

Now is the perfect time to go for that promotion, get that pay rise or explore a passion and Open University (OU) study can help people achieve all of this and more.

29th August 2019

Reflections at the halfway point of The Open University's 50th anniversary

John D'Arcy, National Director of The Open University in Ireland.

As we enter the latter half of 2019 we also enter the latter half of The Open University’s 50th anniversary year. When the OU was established in 1969 it was with a clear purpose: to open up education to all – it was, and remains, a radical idea that still makes us different today. Throughout our anniversary year, The Open University has aimed to inspire pride, unity and involvement by celebrating our students who sit at the core of everything that we do.

19th July 2019

Open University announced as NASA partner on mission to the Moon

Scientists from The Open University (OU) are supporting one of a series of ground-breaking missions by NASA to go back to the Moon.

The announcement comes as the world prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings, when astronauts from Apollo 11 walked on the Moon on July 20th 1969.

15th July 2019
The Open University and Allstate partnership

The Open University partners with Allstate to provide free learning and skills training

The Open University is partnering with the leading, international, software engineering firm, Allstate. The development of an innovative and tailored website will  help to develop skills specific to the learning needs of Allstate staff across its Northern Ireland and American operations. The content of the website, which spans a wide range of course areas including digital, leadership and management, and career development,  is suitable for graduates right through to senior executives.

15th July 2019

The Open University rated top university in Northern Ireland 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 fifteenth year in a row that the OU has topped the university student satisfaction table in Northern Ireland.

3rd July 2019

Launch of ‘Time to Think’ collection in Belfast

The Open University has launched a new collection called ‘Time to Think: Open University journeys in British and Irish prisons during the years of conflict, 1972-2000’. 

5th June 2019

The Open University at 50: Standing with Pride

In its fiftieth year, The Open University’s support of Pride events taking place across the UK and Ireland has even more resonance.

June also marks fifty years since the Stonewall riots in 1969, one of the most important historic events leading to the gay liberation movement and to the first Pride marches a year later.

3rd June 2019

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