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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

PGCE student Rhiannon Burrows from Nantyglo talked to us about training to be a teacher

PGCE student Rhiannon Burrows from Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent, talked to us about her time training to be a teacher with The Open university in Wales. 

21st April 2022

Valleys history exhibition comes to St Fagans

An exhibition of artwork, creative writing, film and music produced by residents of Blaenau Gwent will be shown at St Fagans National Museum of History, running from 2 April to 3 July 2021.

7th April 2022

New spaces open for OU in Wales' nursing degree

New spaces are open for healthcare staff to study nursing degree on flexible programme.

22nd March 2022
Image of Billie

Here we meet Billie, who took part in the OU in Wales' GROW programme

GROW – Graduate Opportunities Work Experience – offers support to OU in Wales graduates who have graduated since 2019 and are unemployed or underemployed.

28th February 2022

A new pathway – how Stephanie’s apprenticeship is opening up a career in IT

Stephanie Williams has always been interested in IT so she jumped at the chance to take that interest further and gain a formal IT qualification through taking the Applied Software Enginerring Degree Apprenticeship.

9th February 2022

OU takes part in Swansea refugee and asylum seeker project

A team of Welsh academics have created a project to look at the experiences and perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees, and undocumented people during the coronavirus pandemic. 

28th January 2022

Student from Cardiff features in collection of inspirational photos

The Open University, the UK’s largest university, has unveiled a set of four inspiring student portraits, in partnership with Alamy, the world’s most diverse stock library, that represent an authentic portrayal of distance learning for Black and South Asian students.  

24th January 2022

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