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Four in five women and girls in Wales have received text-based abuse on social media

81% of women and girls in Wales have received text-based abuse on social media.

6th September 2023

Welsh students win grants to support their business ideas

Three OU in Wales students have won a grant to support their business ideas, as part of an Open University competition for student entrepreneurs - the Open Business Creators (OBC) fund.

14th August 2023
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Welsh employers urged to consider ‘grow your own’ talent as national skills shortage crisis continues

This year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chamber of Commerce shows that three quarters (75%) of Welsh business leaders are still experiencing skills shortages, a statistic unwavering since last year’s report findings.

28th June 2023
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Welsh universities are helping to tackle poverty in communities across Wales

On Tuesday 27 June, The Open University in Wales took part in a showcase in the Senedd to demonstrate how universities are tackling poverty in Wales.

27th June 2023
Dr Geraint Morgan giving speech at lectern

OU academic talks comets and Welsh whisky at Senedd event

On Tuesday 13 June, The Open University in Wales joined the Royal Society of Chemistry at the Welsh Parliament for its annual Science in the Senedd event.

16th June 2023
David Price

New Interim Director for the OU in Wales

Following the retirement last week of Louise Casella, the OU in Wales has appointed David Price as the new Interim Director. 

7th June 2023
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Five reasons to study to become a teacher in Wales

Why should people consider entering teaching as a career? 

Sarah Stewart, Director of The Open University in Wales’ post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) programme gives her top five reasons.

2nd June 2023
Louise Casella giving a speech

Outgoing OU in Wales director calls for university funding system to be revolutionised

On Monday 22 May, outgoing Open University (OU) in Wales director Louise Casella delivered a keynote speech at a special event to discuss the future of higher education in Wales. 

24th May 2023
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Bethany gets position at children’s charity with the help of employability programme

Graduate Bethany Turner has talked about securing a position, after taking part in an employability programme.

5th May 2023
Helen Russell with family around OU sign

Graduate Helen describes how she studied while living with a visual impairment

Helen was encouraged by two work colleagues to study with the OU.

21st April 2023

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