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Local Employability Events

The Open University (the OU) has been working on strengthening the employability of local students in Northern Ireland with the help of major local employers.

24th March 2020

Leading the way in Belfast

The Open University’s Business Development Unit were proud to sponsor the Institute of Directors (IoD), Women in Leadership 2020 conference in Belfast on the 6 March, alongside headline sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills, an international professional services business, and a number of other associate sponsors including Barclays, KPMG and Translink.

24th March 2020

The Open University's contribution to the NI Science Festival

The Open University has continued its work with the hugely successful Northern Ireland Science Festival.  The festival is a great opportunity to showcase the world-class research taking place within the University by hosting five events spanning the breadth of STEM. The festival now hosts 200 events across 90 venues in Northern Ireland. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold. It is now one of the biggest science festivals in Europe.

24th March 2020

Open University Connected NI Programme Showcase

The Open University (the OU) showcased the institution’s research and knowledge exchange activity as an opportunity for partnerships across Northern Ireland at an event in the Belfast office recently.

As part of the Connected NI programme, the OU has received funding from the Department for Economy to encourage, ease and increase potential knowledge exchange links between academia and industry – particularly with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  

24th March 2020

Northern Ireland dreams big - but majority delay chasing it

According to The Open University, nine in 10 (95%) adults in Northern Ireland have an ambition in life, the most common include earning more money (51%), having a better future for their family (43%), boosting confidence (36%) and inspiring their children (32%).

16th January 2020

Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) 2019 Annual Conference

The Open University’s Business Development Unit (BDU) was a key sponsor of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) 2019 Annual Conference, along with Vanrath Strategic Recruitment and nijobfinder. The BDU sponsored the skilled workstream session “Developing future skills – reskilling people to be ready for the future”. 

17th December 2019

Start your own business event in Belfast

On Tuesday 8 October, The Open University welcomed students to an event at Ormeau Baths, Belfast looking at the highs and lows of starting your own business.

8th October 2019

Caroline Casey honoured by The Open University

Award-winning Irish social entrepreneur joins students for degree ceremony in Belfast

Social entrepreneur, Caroline Casey, was honoured by The Open University (OU) with the award of Master of the University at a ceremony in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall today (Friday 4 October).

7th October 2019

PwC Operate, Belfast Insight Event

On Thursday 5 September, The Open University welcomed students to an exclusive event at PwC Operate in Belfast to gain an insight into this recently formed department and the Career opportunities available.

5th September 2019

Discover the OU at a library in Northern Ireland

Libraries NI has announced that The Open University will run a new series of information events in libraries across Northern Ireland during September 2019.

Now is the perfect time to go for that promotion, get that pay rise or explore a passion and Open University (OU) study can help people achieve all of this and more.

29th August 2019

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