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Counting on a new career path

Aisling's journey is one of resilience, growth, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfilment. Aisling currently works as a Pharmacy Technician in a community pharmacy in Co. Clare. She graduated with an OU BSc in Mathematics in October 2023.

10th April 2024

Learn to trust your academic ability

Phil, a Customer Service Engineer from Kildare, found himself at a pivotal moment in his career when he decided to pursue higher education once again. Having already completed a Diploma in Information Technology from The Open University (OU) and a Mechanical Engineering degree from another university, Phil returned to the OU to acquire a postgraduate qualification. Phil graduated with an OU MSC in Computing in October 2023 after studying all 6 modules over 36 months.

10th April 2024

Education is not just for the young

Karen from Limerick is a fulltime carer for her 97-year-old mother. Despite her demanding responsibilities, she found the determination to embark on a student journey with The Open University (OU). Karen graduated with an OU BSc in Psychology in October 2023.

"The ability to study online was a game-changer for me," Karen reflects. "I researched it online and also spoke to people who had studied with the OU."

10th April 2024

It's made me more confident in my abilities to try something new

Fiona, from Tipperary, graduated with an OU BSc in Psychology in October 2023.

10th April 2024

Open University Student Nominated for GradIreland ‘Difference Maker’ Award

Austeja Andrunaviciute, a 20-year-old Open University student hailing from Co. Wicklow, has been nominated for a GradIreland 'Difference Maker' award, for the establishment of the 'Edustudies Centre'.

The 'Edustudies Centre' provides support and guidance for students enrolled in international educational programs worldwide. Specialising in providing top-tier educational resources and assistance, the centre caters to a diverse range of curricula, including the International Baccalaureate Programme, Leaving Certificate, A Levels, Junior Cycle, and (I)GCSE, among others.

9th April 2024

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

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