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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reflections at the halfway point of The Open University's 50th anniversary

John D'Arcy, National Director of The Open University in Ireland.

As we enter the latter half of 2019 we also enter the latter half of The Open University’s 50th anniversary year. When the OU was established in 1969 it was with a clear purpose: to open up education to all – it was, and remains, a radical idea that still makes us different today. Throughout our anniversary year, The Open University has aimed to inspire pride, unity and involvement by celebrating our students who sit at the core of everything that we do.

19th July 2019
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Open University announced as NASA partner on mission to the Moon

Scientists from The Open University (OU) are supporting one of a series of ground-breaking missions by NASA to go back to the Moon.

The announcement comes as the world prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings, when astronauts from Apollo 11 walked on the Moon on July 20th 1969.

15th July 2019
The Open University and Allstate partnership

The Open University partners with Allstate to provide free learning and skills training

The Open University is partnering with the leading, international, software engineering firm, Allstate. The development of an innovative and tailored website will  help to develop skills specific to the learning needs of Allstate staff across its Northern Ireland and American operations. The content of the website, which spans a wide range of course areas including digital, leadership and management, and career development,  is suitable for graduates right through to senior executives.

15th July 2019

The Open University rated top university in Northern Ireland 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 fifteenth year in a row that the OU has topped the university student satisfaction table in Northern Ireland.

3rd July 2019

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