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Keith Murrell

Butetown Carnival, past, present, and future, with Keith Murrell.

Keith Murrell, lead organiser of Cardiff’s iconic Butetown Carnival, explores its intricate past and bright future as a celebration of Butetown’s multicultural community, and addresses the misconceptions and injustices faced along the way.

29th October 2020
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OU in Wales wins Womenspire 2020 employer award

The Open University in Wales has been announced as the winner of the Fair Play employer award at Womenspire 2020.

2nd October 2020
Old photo of mother and son being served in a shop in Butetown

The Open University in Wales celebrates Black History Month

Today marks the start of Black History Month, an international annual commemoration which celebrates recognising and valuing the inspirational individuals and events from within the Black community. The OU has produced a new Black History Month hub on OpenLearn featuring some inspirational people and events. In Wales, the OU will be sharing articles and resources on the OU in Wales website and social media channels on black history from a Welsh perspective.

1st October 2020
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New report reveals Welsh universities on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19

Welsh universities have played a key role in supporting the nation in the fight against COVID-19, reveals a new report by Universities Wales.

23rd September 2020
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New research strategy will help businesses upskill and increase public engagement

The Open University in Wales has announced a new a Research Wales Innovation Fund Strategy for 2020/21-2022/23

23rd September 2020
Ceri Doyle, new OU council member

Newport City Homes head appointed to Open University Council

Ceri Doyle, Chief Executive of Newport City Homes (NCH), is the latest appointment to The Open University’s Council, it was announced this week

17th September 2020

Welsh businesses spend over £51 million on temporary staff - but redundancies continue to rise

Welsh organisations have spent over £51 million on temporary staffing to bridge skills gaps over the last year, despite one in four (25%) making redundancies to cut costs in the wake of COVID-19.

15th September 2020
Louise Casella addressing an audience

OU in Wales Director to chair review of Welsh GCSEs and A Levels

The Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS has today appointed Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales, to lead the review into this year’s GCSEs and A Levels.

28th August 2020
Louise Wilford, OU Law student

BLOG: Distance learning and preparing for my career

Louise Wilford is an OU law student from Tonyrefail in her 3rd year. She’s taken part in internships through the OU and GO Wales, and also has a popular YouTube channel where she talks about her studies and gives advice to other students.

27th August 2020
Degree apprentice at tablet

Blog: 4 ways we've adapted our degree apprenticeship under the coronavirus

Apprenticeship Programme Delivery Manager Rhys Daniels take a look at how the coronavirus has changed how we're delivering degree apprenticeships in Wales.

10th July 2020

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