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Renowned Irish Conductor, David Brophy, to Receive Honorary Doctorate from The Open University Ireland

The Open University in Ireland is proud to announce that distinguished Irish conductor, David Brophy, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate during their degree ceremony at Croke Park on Friday, October 13th, 2023. This recognition celebrates Mr. Brophy's exceptional contributions to the world of music and his dedication to education and the arts.

12th October 2023

The Open University celebrates their GOLD rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Staff at The Open University are celebrating after hearing the university has been awarded an overall Gold rating in the Office for Students (OfS) Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

28th September 2023

Ryan O'Donnell: From ‘university drop out’ to science graduate in four years

Ryan O’Donnell can’t wait to cross the stage in Belfast on 09 June to collect his Natural Sciences degree at The Open University (OU) Degree Ceremony. Then he will no longer be able to describe himself as a ‘university drop out’. 

6th June 2023

Open University in Ireland welcomes new Business Relationship Manager

The Open University in Ireland is pleased to welcome a new Business Relationship Manager to its team.

10th May 2023

Podcasts from The Open University give a fresh perspective on the Good Friday Agreement

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, The Open University in Ireland is launching a new 4-part podcast series exploring the impact the agreement has had on society beyond just politics.

6th April 2023

OU to lead first public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network across the UK and Ireland

A major new public policy initiative, PolicyWISE, is being developed by The Open University (OU). PolicyWISE will be the UK's first network of academics and civil servants to explicitly address comparative public policy research and knowledge exchange across the four nations of the UK and Ireland.

16th November 2022

Ronan – OU study was a career changing decision

Ronan smiling into the camera

Ronan lives in Waterford and studied a BSc in Engineering with The Open University. Having completed his Leaving Cert in 2002, he did an apprenticeship in Mechanical Fitting for 4 years during which he studied part time for a Diploma in Maintenance Technology at CIT, attending night classes.

Along the way, people encouraged him to carry on his studies and obtain an engineering degree, but Ronan wanted to travel so put study on the back burner. It was always on his mind to return to study at some stage, but he didn’t want to commit to night classes or full-time study.

29th October 2022

Help for people supporting Ukrainians in Ireland launched by OU

The Open University (OU) has launched a new free online course for people housing, caring for or working with Ukrainians in Ireland and the UK. The course focuses on Ukrainian culture and language and has been developed specifically for Irish and UK citizens hosting refugees, and service providers working with people who have arrived from Ukraine.

19th October 2022

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal family.

Her Majesty granted The Open University its Royal Charter in 1969 and visited its Milton Keynes campus with the Duke of Edinburgh on the institution’s tenth anniversary, in 1979. 

8th September 2022

Rethink your future this A-Level results day

Didn’t get the A-level results you were hoping for? Or perhaps you can’t afford to study with a traditional university.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be the end of your learning journey. The Open University offers students in Northern Ireland a flexible and affordable way to continue learning and building career options for the future.

1st September 2022

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