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Successful bid for Degree Apprenticeships in Wales

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

10th August 2021
Doctor Eric Bowers

Eric celebrates 50 years teaching students in Wales

Friends, academics, and co-workers past and present came together last week to celebrate a biologist’s 50-year contribution of distance learning in Wales.

23rd July 2021
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Welsh students rank OU top for student satisfaction

Students have ranked The Open University (OU) as the top institution in Wales for overall student satisfaction.

15th July 2021
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Online exhibition showcases local people’s memories of Blaenau Gwent

BG REACH (Blaenau Gwent Residents Engaging in Arts, Culture and Heritage) is a collection of art, music, creative writing and film that tells the history of the area. Since 2020, the project has been led by local people, supported by academics from The Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Linc Cymru Housing Association and Aberbeeg Community Centre.

12th July 2021
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OU in Wales announces collaboration with Welsh adult education movement

The Open University (OU) in Wales has signed a memorandum of understanding with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales.

12th July 2021
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New report reveals challenges ahead for SMEs in Wales

The OU in Wales has released the findings of its report, Skills for Success: Supporting business leaders with digital adoption, jointly conducted with Be the Business, revealing the challenge ahead for Welsh businesses in adopting digital technology.

28th June 2021
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Project opens door to university for Welsh college students

A pilot project between The Open University (OU) in Wales and Cardiff and the Vale College (CAVC) has supported 80 students to take steps towards higher education courses.

25th June 2021
Lynnette Thomas, Deputy Director, The Open University in Wales

Blog: How to embed sustainable development in universities in Wales

Lynnette Thomas discusses sustainable development at Welsh universities and its importance to their civic mission.

22nd June 2021

Ramatu follows her teaching ambition

Ramatu Mustapha is an OU in Wales PGCE student from Cardiff. She is a mum-of-three leading a busy schedule but is now training to become a maths teacher thanks to the OU's new flexible training route.

11th June 2021
The Welsh Government and all nine universities in Wales have launched a collaborative resource bringing together a wealth of materials that will help students heading to university for the first time to get ‘University Ready’.

Welsh universities unite to launch support hub for students heading to uni

The Welsh Government and all nine universities in Wales have launched a collaborative resource bringing together a wealth of materials that will help students heading to university for the first time to get ‘University Ready’ – the first hub of its kind in the UK.

12th May 2021

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