The Open University is a unique university created over 50 years ago to open up education to all.
We are open to anyone, anywhere, changing millions of lives across the world and always looking for new ways to help people succeed.
As the largest university in the UK, working across all four nations, we are the most popular choice for part-time undergraduates. Our flexibility means we can meet both the needs of individuals and large employers across the globe.
Over 5,500 students study with The Open University across Northern Ireland and cover every constituency in Northern Ireland.
Over 50,000 people in Northern Ireland have studied with the university since it was setup over 50 years ago in 1969.
Based in the heart of Belfast in an iconic, listed building, we are a dynamic team of approx. 100 people, offering a diverse range of services to support enquirers, students, employers and other key stakeholders in Northern Ireland.
Our door is always open to those who need our help and support.
Assistant Director, Planning & Resources
Assistant Director, Student Services & Employer Engagement
Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
Find out more about The Open University's strategic plan and objectives.
At The Open University we recognise the value of diversity and the strength that it brings and we challenge under-representation and differences in outcomes through positive action programmes.
The Open University in Northern Ireland has a friendly culture and unique atmosphere, where colleagues have opportunities to come together as a whole.
The Open University in Northern Ireland is committed to achieveing 'net zero' greenhouse emissions by 2050. Learn more about our sustainability pledges.