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The OU in Wales at 50

The OU was born from a radical idea: to open education for all, and in 2019 we celebrate our 50th birthday. The film above shows you how far we’ve come, and where we’re headed.

We’d love to hear your memories of studying with the OU in Wales during that time.

  • How did we used to teach before we went online?
  • Do you have memories of our late night broadcasts or boxes of course materials?
  • What do you remember about our staff?
  • What difference did your course make to you and your family?

Perhaps you used to teach with us, or are related to someone who did. If so, get in touch!

Share my OU story

If we really like your story, we might ask to use it to encourage more students across Wales to sign up.

Not sure what to say? Take a look at what Charlotte and John told us for some inspiration.

If you haven’t studied with the OU before, there's never been a better time. The Welsh Government has created new packages of support for new undergraduates and post-graduate students – success has never been more affordable.

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