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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

Professor Mark Durkin appointed to key leadership role at The Open University

The Open University is thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Durkin as the new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, marking a significant transition in his academic career.

28th November 2023

Stormont event positions part-time education as central to NI’s economic success

Stormont Buildings played host to a prestigious gathering of influential figures at The Open University Council Dinner, where a united front was presented in support of the importance of part-time higher education in Northern Ireland.

24th November 2023

Determination Triumphs Over Adversity: 32-Year-Old Man Earns Higher Education Diploma While Battling Brain Tumour

Inspiring Journey of Resilience and Dedication Sheds Light on Overcoming Life's Challenges

In a remarkable display of courage and determination, 32-year-old Michael McGreevy has defied the odds by successfully completing a diploma in higher education despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour and undergoing life-saving surgery to remove it.

20th November 2023

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

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