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OU Nursing student wins NIPEC award for student excellence

The Northern Ireland Practice Education Council for Nursing & Midwifery (NIPEC) presented a new award for Student Excellence to student nurse with The Open University, Bincy Augustine.  This award recognises how the student demonstrates professionalism in practice, person-centred care in practice, and a commitment to academic and theoretical learning, whilst remaining professional in challenging circumstances.

24th November 2022

OU to lead first public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network across the UK and Ireland

A major new public policy initiative, PolicyWISE, is being developed by The Open University (OU). PolicyWISE will be the UK's first network of academics and civil servants to explicitly address comparative public policy research and knowledge exchange across the four nations of the UK and Ireland.

15th November 2022
Cate Conway (left) interviewing Lessa Harker (right) at Belfast Central Library.

The Open University in Ireland supports Book Week NI

The Open University in Ireland (OUiI) was delighted to partner with Libraries NI and BBC NI for Book Week NI 2022.

Running from 17-23 October, the programme included activities and events across the library network in Northern Ireland. The OUiI contributed three events to the line-up thanks to the support of academics and alumni.  

2nd November 2022

Irish language and Ulster Scots legislation welcomed by The Open University

The Open University welcomes the passing of Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill at Westminster. This development enables the official recognition of the Irish language and Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland.

28th October 2022

Help for people supporting Ukrainians in Northern Ireland launched by OU

The Open University (OU) has launched a new free online course for people housing, caring for or working with Ukrainians in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK. The course focuses on Ukrainian culture and language and has been developed specifically for UK residents hosting refugees, and service providers working with people who have arrived from Ukraine.

19th October 2022

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal family. 

Her Majesty granted The Open University its Royal Charter in 1969 and visited its Milton Keynes campus with the Duke of Edinburgh on the institution’s tenth anniversary, in 1979. 

8th September 2022

Rethink your future this A-Level results day

Didn’t get the A-level results you were hoping for? Or perhaps you can’t afford to study with a traditional university.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be the end of your learning journey. The Open University offers students in Northern Ireland a flexible and affordable way to continue learning and building career options for the future.

18th August 2022

New Partnership brings Open University validated degree courses to SERC campuses

An exciting new partnership between The Open University (OU) and SERC has been announced today growing the OU’s validation of degrees through local Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland.  The partnership is one of four with local FE colleges and the partnership with SERC adds four new foundation degrees and two degrees to the SERC HE offering.

10th August 2022
A picture of Stephen Hughes with his daughter by a green field.

Meet your new OUSA Representative for Ireland - Stephen Hughes

OUSA Area Representatives play an important role and help our students to have a genuine opportunity to influence some of the University's most important decisions.

Area Representatives have the primary responsibility of supporting the development of a student community in their area and representing the views of students.

5th August 2022

Bangor student explains why The Open University is such an affordable option for young people in Northern Ireland

Jordan Rosborough is studying part-time while working as a classroom assistant, and hopes to become a maths teacher.

When Bangor student Jordan Rosborough was studying for her A-levels in 2017/18, she applied for university without much real idea of why, or what she wanted to study.

1st August 2022

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