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OU in Wales staff planting a tree

OU in Wales helps grow the Cardiff canopy

Staff at The Open University in Wales recently traded in their keyboards and headsets for spades and hammers and headed over to Adamsdown to take part in a tree planting initiative, Coed Caerdydd.

20th March 2023
A picture of Tomos in football kit in front of a Welsh flag

OU graduate Tomos finds a career in sports analytics with help from the GROW programme

Tomos Brogden graduated from the Open University in Wales in Summer 2022 with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. After struggling to access relevant work experience due to the pandemic, the GROW programme helped him kickstart his career.

‘The COVID pandemic left me without any indication as to how to approach attaining work experience in the industries I wanted to pursue,’ said Tomos. ‘It made building a network in those sectors a tough task, especially while simultaneously undertaking my studies and preparing for examinations.’

13th March 2023
A collection of reflections taken from the launch of the new RSE resources

Delivering the new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum

Free resources launched as RSE reforms begin in Wales 

16th January 2023
The Open University in Wales logo and the Heritage Lottery Fund logo

The Open University is awarded grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to connect Welsh communities to their heritage

The Open University has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to develop an exciting new project in communities across Wales. 

6th January 2023

‘We all try and rally round. We’re like one big family’ says Gurnos community to OU project

A community event during the autumn has helped celebrate one of Wales’ best known communities – the Gurnos in Merthyr Tydfil. 

6th December 2022

OU in Wales welcomes new incentives for trainee teachers

The Open University in Wales has welcomed a Welsh Government announcement of increased support for trainee teachers. 

30th November 2022
An audience in meeting

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). 

21st November 2022
A newspaper press

'Good quality journalism should be classed as a public service'

New research from the Institute of Welsh Affairs and The Open University (OU) in Wales shows that people in Wales would support funding for more and better hyperlocal news, more and better education about democracy, and more and better regulation of the media in Wales.

16th November 2022
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Louise Casella and Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones and Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton honoured by The Open University in Wales

The Gavin and Stacey co-creator has been made an honorary graduate of The Open University in Wales. One of UK’s most senior female firefighters has also been made honorary graduate at the ceremony in her native Newport. 

3rd November 2022

Blog: Blaenau Gwent's heritage and the OU

Julia David discusses her work on the BG REACH project, what it means for the community of Blaenau Gwent, and the next steps for the OU.

14th October 2022

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