Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. News


John D'Arcy, Richard Pengelly and OU student nurse Steven Ryan.

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
Dr Christopher Stange, Dr Christopher Stange – Secretariat, Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Fairtrade and Mr John Addy, Assistant Director of The Open University.

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.

9th October 2018
John D’Arcy, Anna Lo and Mary Kellett

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

Version1 site visit for OU students

On Wednesday 18 July, Version1 hosted their first site visit for Open University (OU) students who are studying Computing and IT.

25th July 2018
Dr Clyde Hutchinson and Professor Fenton-O’Creevy

Local entrepreneur earns top award at The Open University Business School Awards 2018

Dr Clyde Hutchinson, from Dublin, was highly commended in the Alumni of the Year category at The Open University Business School Awards 2018 annual awards ceremony in Milton Keynes last week.

4th July 2018
Colette Baker, LV, Craig Chambers and Philip Martin, winners of the Health Care Support Worker Award and Janice Smyth, Director of the RCN in Northern Ireland.

Triple success for the OU at this year’s RCN Nurse of the Year awards

The Open University (OU) celebrated three accolades at the 2018 Royal College of Nursing NI ‘Nurse of the Year Awards’, at a ceremony held on 7 June at the Culloden Hotel.

20th June 2018
Women from the Community Partnerships Programme

Widening access: Belfast celebration event

The Open University (OU) hosted a celebration event in the Belfast office on 4 June for the women who participated in The Open University’s Community Partnerships Programme. 

13th June 2018
L-R John D’Arcy, National Director of The Open University, Quintin Oliver, who wrote a piece to accompany the video on the YES Referendum, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Sonia Copeland and Dr Frances Morton of The Open University, who curated the project.

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

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

For media enquiries:

Contact Christine Murphy

Communications Manager
Tel 028 9053 6219