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Cyril Lakin and Family campaigning during by election

5 things we’ve learnt about Cyril Lakin

In our most recent Open Talk, Open University Senior Lecturer in Politics Dr Geoff Andrews spoke to Dr Daryl Leeworthy of Swansea University about the life and times of Cyril Lakin – newspaper editor, broadcaster and Welsh MP. 

17th November 2021
OU in Wales student Michael Rees sitting in a meadow

Calling graduates and career-changers: Applications are now open for innovative route to become a teacher in Wales

The Open University (OU) in Wales is now taking applications for its 2022 PGCE course – a route to becoming a primary or secondary school teacher. The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and is taught in either English or Welsh

5th November 2021
Man standing infront of lake and mountains near glacier

The Open University champions COP26 with ‘Green Zone’ event exploring culture, citizens and climate

The Open University is hosting a unique event at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) as one of several initiatives to mark its commitment to responding to the climate crisis.

4th November 2021
A walker at the beach in front of a rough sea and windfarms

Blog: Wales and the well-being of future generations | COP 26

On the first week of the COP26 conference, Cerith Rhys Jones, External Affairs Manager at The Open University in Wales discusses the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and it's relevance to universities in Wales.

1st November 2021
Student sat infront of laptop

Kick off the new term in style with £500 from Santander Universities!

Santander Universities is offering OU students the chance to really kick start the academic year, with 40 development grants of £500 up for grabs. 

13th October 2021
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Report shows Welsh businesses suffering from skills shortage

The Open University’s Business Barometer report reveals more than half of Welsh businesses are suffering from a skills shortage that has been made worse by the pandemic

6th October 2021
Nursing student Ewa Smaglinska reading a book in a library

Nursing students win adult learner award for coronavirus support

Students on The Open University in Wales’ BSc Honours Nursing degree programme are celebrating today after winning the Skills at Work award at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards 2021

16th September 2021
Woman looking at computer screens

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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