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New photographs celebrate 50 years of The Open University's groundbreaking teaching in Northern Ireland

The Open University is marking its 50th year anniversary this month by telling its remarkable story through the power of photographs, in a collection released today. Former and current OU students, including a Northern Irish builder who became a nurse after a life-changing accident, a prisoner turned academic, and a woman research pioneer in moon exploration, all feature in the new collection by world-famous British photographer Chris Floyd.

17th April 2019

President of Ireland addresses Open University graduates of 2019

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins made a special address to graduates at The Open University in Ireland degree ceremony at Croke Park, Dublin today (Friday 5 April).

9th April 2019

Sharon Corr receives honorary doctorate from The Open University

Singer, songwriter and violinist, Grammy nominee and Brit Award winner, Sharon Corr has received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University, for her exceptional contribution to education and culture at a ceremony in London today (22 March 2019).

22nd March 2019

The Open University begins 50th anniversary celebrations in Northern Ireland

Today (10 January 2019), Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, marked 50 years of The Open University.

9th January 2019

Highlights from 2018...

As 2018 comes to an end, take a look over what has been a exceptional year for The Open University. 

12th December 2018
Michael Bower Beverly Mason Owen Williamson Barbara Jemphrey Bobbie-Leigh Herdman John D’Arcy Stuart Magee

The Open University hosts a Careers in Law Insight Evening

The Open University hosted a Careers in Law Insight Evening specifically for the benefit of our Law students.

26th November 2018
John D'Arcy, Richard Pengelly and OU student nurse Steven Ryan.

The Open University celebrates ten years of Nursing impact in Northern Ireland

The Open University (OU) today (23 October 2018) celebrated ten years since its first student nurses graduated in Northern Ireland.

23rd October 2018
Dr Christopher Stange, Dr Christopher Stange – Secretariat, Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Fairtrade and Mr John Addy, Assistant Director of The Open University.

The Open University gains Fairtrade status in Northern Ireland

The Open University has been awarded “Fairtrade University” status in Northern Ireland by the Fairtrade Foundation in recognition of the continued promotion and use of Fairtrade certified products and its principles.

9th October 2018
John D’Arcy, Anna Lo and Mary Kellett

Anna Lo receives honorary doctorate from The Open University

Retired politician Anna Lo was honoured by The Open University (OU) with the award of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall today (Friday 5 October 2018).

8th October 2018

The Open University is rated top Northern Ireland university for student satisfaction

The Open University (OU) has again been rated the top university in Northern Ireland for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). This makes it the fourteenth year in a row that the OU has topped the university student satisfaction table in Northern Ireland.

27th July 2018

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