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Welsh universities to build on world-leading work with communities through new framework

Universities in Wales have today launched a new civic mission framework to help universities build upon the ways they work with people, schools and communities. This new tool will support universities in delivering significant economic and social benefits by connecting more closely with communities across Wales and further afield.

15th January 2021
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Blog: Putting lifelong learning at the heart of our recovery

External Affairs Manager Cerith Rhys-Jones discusses The OU in Wales' manifesto for the 2021 Senedd election.

18th December 2020
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Blog: The importance of digital leadership

In our latest blog, Rhys Griffiths, Business Relationship Manager, Wales, at The Open University writes about the importance of digital leadership

8th December 2020
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Blaenau Gwent arts project celebration event

Aspiring Poets, musicians and artists from across Blaenau Gwent got together over video last month in a cultural celebration of their area, history and people.  

2nd December 2020
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Open University sets out radical vision for Senedd elections following pandemic

The Open University (OU) in Wales has called for radical changes to higher education in Wales to meet the challenges set by the coronavirus.

12th November 2020
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Education Minister welcomes student teachers from The Open University in Wales

Yesterday, The Open University (OU) in Wales was pleased to invite students and partner schools from its new Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme to an evening of conversation and Q&A with the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams MS.

11th November 2020

Statement by Louise Casella, Chair of the Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales

Louise Casella is Director of The Open University in Wales and was appointed as chair of the Independent Review Panel on Qualifications in Wales earlier this year. 

10th November 2020
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£203,000 career earnings premium for those graduating The Open University in Wales

A report from London Economics shows importance of flexible distance learning as Wales navigates the fallout from the pandemic.

6th November 2020
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Developing digital skills in Wales

A Welsh housing association is boosting internal digital skills and growing its own talent through The Open University’s (OU) Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering.

3rd November 2020
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Study to become a teacher: applications are now open for the OU in Wales’ PGCE programme

Applications are now open to study for a PGCE with The Open University in Wales, which will start in October 2021. The qualification gives graduates Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which allows them to work as a teacher.

2nd November 2020

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