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Innovative degree apprenticeship for Wales to continue

The Open University (OU) in Wales has secured a bid to continue offering funded places on its Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering for the third consecutive year.

19th July 2022

Family tree was inspiration for history graduate Hayley

Hayley has always been passionate about studying history. She achieved good grades at school, but the thought of attending university was daunting.

12th July 2022
Llyr at graduation

Llŷr follows his love of languages with the OU

Llŷr studied French and German at a brick university for two years but left before completing his degree. After working at an accountancy firm for six years, he decided to return to education after learning that credits could be transferred at The Open University. 

5th July 2022

Blog: Wayne's teaching journey

Student Wayne Williams talks to us about his route to become a teacher on our PGCE programme.

30th June 2022
Male and female staff in meeting room

Welsh employers are feeling the impact of skills shortage in poor staff wellbeing, increased workload and decreased profitability

According to The Open University’s Business Barometer 2022 report, published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, Welsh organisations are experiencing the knock-on effect of ongoing skills shortages and recruitment challenges, as more than three quarters (77%) report seeing reduced output, profitability or growth.

    28th June 2022
    Students studying outside

    Open University to focus on societal challenges that concern young people

    Open University to focus on societal challenges that concern young people – with research on sustainability, inequality and health and wellbeing prioritised.

    27th June 2022
    Kirsty Williams, Louise Casella and Gillian Clarke in graduation robes

    Celebrations in Newport as learners graduate with The Open University in Wales

    On 27 May, the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales in Newport, was full to overflowing as over 400 students graduated from The Open University in Wales. 

    30th May 2022

    Blaenau Gwent Reach: Free Workshops

    Fun and friendly workshops in art, creative writing, photography, employability, and sustainability

    12th May 2022
    Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales

    OU in Wales Director is among Society’s new Fellows

    The Open University in Wales' director Louise Casella is among 66 new Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales.

    3rd May 2022

    West Wales learners take first steps into higher education

    A partnership between a Carmarthenshire employment organisation and The Open University in Wales has supported several local people to register for formal learning, despite facing barriers to education earlier on in life.

    28th April 2022

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