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

Our Mission

"Our mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Our friendly and professional staff network has helped achieve the highest overall student satisfaction rate in Northern Ireland for the last 18 years.

Since 1969, we’ve promoted educational opportunity and social justice through high-quality distance learning to all those in Northern Ireland who wish to fulfil their potential."

John D'Arcy, National Director


Current Vacancies

There are no current vacancies, please check back soon.


Did you know?

Over 50,000 people in Northern Ireland have studied with the university since it was setup over 50 years ago. 



Why you'll love working with us 

The Open University is a progressive learning organisation driven by our values of openness and access to opportunity. The rewards and benefits we offer our staff reflect this. 

Colleagues regularly attend All-Staff sessions on topics such as wellbeing and sustainability.  Every year, we take a break from the office to host a Staff Away Day to help maintain our great team working.

We have a range of fun activities throughout the year directed by staff; sweepstakes, informal evenings, yoga classes, and coffee mornings.  Many participate in Staff Networks including Proud (LGBTQI+), Go Green (sustainability), OU Stitch, and others. 

Our office supports several wellbeing initiatives including designated Mental Health First Aiders, a Cycle to Work scheme, and exercise workshops. 

Further information on staff benefits can be found here


How to find us

The OU Belfast regional office is located at 110 Victoria Street. Belfast, BT1 3GN. 

Our beautiful, listed building sits on the corner of Victoria Street and May Street. 

An external shot of the OU building on the corner of Victoria Street in Belfast
 a map of Belfast City Centre

Across 3 floors, our office hosts a range of academic and support staff, working together to support the 5,000+ students who study with us.  Our office is designed for a collaborative, dynamic, and comfortable working environment.