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First Cisco Academy Support Centre launches in Northern Ireland with support of The Open University

The Open University (OU) is delighted to partner with Cisco, the multinational digital communications technology corporation, to create Northern Ireland’s first Cisco Academy Support Centre. The centre will provide direct support, leadership, and ownership to develop lecturers at the six Further Education colleges, helping students studying OU-validated degree programmes to connect their degree studies with industry certifications and digital badges through the Cisco Networking Academy.

17th April 2024

Open University supports new Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Skills

A new All Party Group on Skills has been established at the Northern Ireland Assembly. The All Party Group will engage with key sector organisations, skills and education providers as well as government departments and agencies to develop evidence-based proposals.

12th April 2024
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Upcoming Event: Changing Attitudes to Ageing Event in Omagh Library

On Monday 8 April from 1:30pm to 4:00pm, Omagh Library will host a unique event focusing on Changing Attitudes to Ageing for the people of Fermanagh and Omagh.

26th March 2024

Action urged as one in ten NI women have experienced online violence, largest UK report uncovers.

The Open University launches major new report unveiling trends around Online Violence Against Women and Girls in Northern Ireland.

21st March 2024

John D'Arcy Champions Lifelong Learning and Green Skills at Irish Congress of Trade Unions Conference

John D'Arcy, the Director of The Open University in Ireland, took to the stage at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Conference in Derry on 14 March, advocating for the transformative power of lifelong learning.

12th March 2024

The Open University joins £4.8 million initiative to combat economic inactivity in Northern Ireland

The Open University (OU) is proud to announce its involvement in a £4.8 million research and policy action group, EPIC Futures NI, aimed at addressing economic inactivity in Northern Ireland.

7th March 2024
Tanya, a woman with long curly hair and glasses, stands indoors in front of a large window overlooking a lab with machines. Behind the window is also a low shelf displaying various awards.

Student Story: From soap suds to success with the help of the OU

Tanya, from Bangor, forged a path through barriers that included poverty, learning a new language, and overcoming health issues, all in pursuit of a dream career within Engineering. 

6th March 2024

Northern Regional College to Offer New Open University Courses

The Open University has approved Northern Regional College as a new strategic validation partner launching 2024/2025, offering three new higher education (HE) programmes.

1st March 2024

Lifelong Learning in Northern Ireland gets new champion

A new body called the Alliance for Lifelong Learning (ALL) has been created to support and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all across Northern Ireland. 

25th January 2024

The OU introduces new £500 Carers and Care Experienced Bursaries to support students

In a significant collaboration with the Department for the Economy's Step Up funding initiative, The Open University (OU) proudly introduces two bursaries aimed at easing the financial burden for carers and care-experienced students studying with the university.

19th December 2023

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