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Open University Student Nurses Shine

In celebration of dedication, passion, and excellence in the field of nursing, two outstanding student nurses from The Open University (OU) were honoured with the prestigious Northern Ireland Practice Education Council for Nursing (NIPEC) Student Excellence Award. 

29th September 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

Open University research reveals shocking level of online violence experienced by women and girls in Northern Ireland

More needs to be done to tackle online violence against women and girls, as initial research by The Open University shows one in ten (12%) women and girls in NI have experienced online violence.

6th September 2023

The Open University announces new national health campaign empowering people to Age Well

Launching on 1 September, The Open University’s Take Five to Age Well pledge will build a UK-wide movement of people committed to ageing well behaviours, with a lasting impact on their health and wellbeing.

31st August 2023

Embrace Opportunities this A-Level results day

Results day can be a mixed bag of emotions. Did your A-Level results not meet your expectations? Perhaps you can't afford to study at a traditional university during the current cost of living crisis? Don't worry; today doesn't have to be the end of your learning journey.

The Open University (OU) offers a flexible and affordable opportunity for students in Northern Ireland to continue learning and building a career for the future on their own terms, regardless of previous qualifications.

11th August 2023

Manufacturing NI and The Open University launch new online learning hub to boost industry skills

The Open University in Ireland and Manufacturing NI are thrilled to announce the launch of an accessible free online learning platform that aims to support the development of key skills within the manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland.

3rd August 2023

Triple success for OU in Ireland at RCN NI awards

June saw the annual RCN NI Nurse of the Year Awards and it proved to be a successful night for Open University in Ireland students and alumni.  The awards provide the opportunity to highlight and celebrate excellence within nursing in Northern Ireland and the contribution that nursing staff make to the health and well-being of people across the region.

28th June 2023

Northern Ireland employers missing out on hidden talent pool as the skills gap remains high

Times are tough for everyone, but there may be a glimmer of hope for Northern Ireland businesses if they turn their attention to untapped potential in the workforce according to this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chambers of Commerce.

28th June 2023

Student Story: Overcoming challenges and celebrating success

Katie, from Belfast, faced many personal challenges while studying Nursing with The Open University (OU).

Katie is one of over 250 students crossing the stage at the Waterfront Hall on Friday 9 June as part of our Belfast Degree Ceremony. Her story is a testament to the determination and resilience of so many OU students. Student’s whose success is made possible by the flexibility and dedicated support the OU offer.

9th June 2023

Student Story: From retail to IT with 1 A-Level and The Open University

Orlagh, from Armagh, finished college with only 1 A-Level. As a young mum at the time, she thought she would never get the chance or time to study a degree. After working in retail for a decade she was made redundant and, while in part-time agency work, decided she wanted a change. She had always had a passion for IT and wanted to make that dream a reality.

That’s where The Open University (OU) came in.

With no previous qualifications required and a flexible approach to study, it was an opportunity she couldn’t refuse.

9th June 2023

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