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New Welsh language version of MSE’s hit Open University 'Academoney' course

One of the Open University’s (OU) most popular free courses is going bilingual, giving Welsh-language speakers the skills and knowledge they need to master their money, in their choice of Welsh or English. 

22nd March 2021
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OU in Wales celebrates World Social Work Day

Today, the OU in Wales has joined with the international social work community to celebrate World Social Work Day (16 March).

16th March 2021
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Free wellbeing and mental health resources for university students

The Open University (OU) in Wales has launched an online hub of free wellbeing and mental health resources for students. The new collection is available in English and Welsh on OpenLearn Wales and OpenLearn Cymru. Its launch coincides with University Mental Health Day (4 March).

3rd March 2021
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Welsh IT professional talks education with broadcaster Gemma Cairney

An IT student from rural Wales is the latest guest on a brand-new podcast hosted by presenter Gemma Cairney.

18th February 2021
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‘I’m learning and earning and getting the best of both worlds’ – more places available to study nursing with the OU in Wales

The Open University in Wales has announced that even more spaces are available on its prestigious nursing degree scheme, which allows healthcare assistants to study flexibly for a nursing degree while continuing to work in their local hospital or care home. 

18th February 2021
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BLOG: How it started vs how it’s going – Degree Apprenticeships in Wales

We’ve come a long way since we first launched our Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme in Wales in 2018. We’re working with apprentices and employers across Wales to upskill existing staff and help organisations and their staff reach their full potential.

Rhys Daniels, Skills Manager, and Rhys Griffiths, Business Relationship Manager, Wales at The Open University, explore where the programme started, how it’s going, and what the future looks like for degree apprenticeships in Wales.

11th February 2021
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Nurturing in-house digital talent

Public sector employers are in competition with the private sector for IT talent and need to offer great learning opportunities and career progression paths in order to secure and retain key talent. That’s the approach that the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) takes with regards to existing and future talent.

9th February 2021
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OU Vice-chancellor delivers annual Welsh lecture

Vice-chancellor of The Open University Professor Tim Blackman delivered this year’s annual Raymond Williams memorial lecture on Monday 1 February.

4th February 2021
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OU supports college tutors in distance learning

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLlM) tutors were among some of the most recent further education college staff to receive support from the OU in Wales on distance learning and supporting students remotely.

26th January 2021

A statement by Louise Casella, Chair of The Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales

The Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales has published its final report today

21st January 2021

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