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Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland – documentary about the Troubles

Woman using tablet device

A gripping Open University/BBC co-production series Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland shares intimate stories from all sides of the conflict.

19th May 2023

The Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Dr Peter Kyle MP visits The Open University in Belfast

The Open University (the OU) has welcomed a visit from the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Dr Peter Kyle MP, locally to their Belfast Office. 

Speaking on the visit, John D’Arcy, Director of The Open University in Ireland, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Peter Kyle MP, to meet with our committed staff and students.” 

17th May 2023
A group of business people around a table

Short, bite sized learning required to address skills gap

The Open University and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce hosted a business roundtable on March 28, 2023, to discuss the skills gap in Northern Ireland.  The event brought leaders from business, industry and government to share their insights and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Northern Irish economy.

21st April 2023

Podcasts from The Open University give a fresh perspective on the Good Friday Agreement

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, The Open University in Ireland is launching a new 4-part podcast series exploring the impact the agreement has had on society beyond just politics.

4th April 2023

Free online learning hub launched by The Open University and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

In a joint initiative, The Open University in Ireland (the OU) and the Northern Irish Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC ICTU) have launched a free online learning hub aimed at providing valuable education resources to workers and their families.

31st March 2023

‘We are not thugs and hoods’ - New course empowers young people to use their voice rather than violence

Developed in collaboration with a group of teenage boys from the Shankill area of Belfast, Why Riot? Community, Choices and Aspirations supports young people to stop, think and use their voice, rather than violence, to work positively for change in their communities.   

3rd February 2023

The Open University & North West Regional College form ground-breaking partnership

The Open University and North West Regional College (NWRC) have announced details of a unique educational partnership which is set to enhance the future career aspirations of learners across the North West of Northern Ireland.

30th January 2023

Upskill in a key growth area with a free course from The Open University

The Open University (OU) has opened applications for a range of postgraduate courses and short microcredential courses, fully funded through the Department for the Economy’s Skill Up initiative.

25th January 2023

OU stalwart receives New Years Honours

David Sargent, long term employee of The Open University in Ireland has been listed in the King’s New Year’s Honours list, receiving a British Empire Award for his services to higher education and to charity.

22nd December 2022

Industry leaders gather for skills discussion

Kirsty McManus, National Director at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoDNI) has called for greater collaboration between further and higher education institutions and the business community here in order to achieve the region’s economic goals.

The remarks from the local business leader were made today (November 24) at a roundtable event hosted by the IoDNI and The Open University.

1st December 2022

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