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Future Nurse Programmes

We train more health and social care staff across the UK than any other higher education provider.

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Northern Ireland's Social Work degree

Find out more about our Social Work degree for Northern Ireland. 

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Local engagement

We organise events, workshops and seminars in partnership with festivals and cultural initiatives across Northern Ireland.

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Further Education partnerships

The Open University holds a number of key partnerships with the local Further Education Colleges across Northern Ireland.

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Widening access to higher education

We work with local communities and organisations to widen access to higher education for individuals and groups.

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Policy and public affairs

We work to help shape higher education and related public policy to support the needs of our learners across Northern Ireland.

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Knowledge exchange

We work with local industry in Northern Ireland to create links between academic knowledge and research with local business to support innovation, productivity and competitiveness.

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Working with business in Northern Ireland

The Open University supports economic growth in Northern Ireland through professional development of employees and partnerships with employers.

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Our student talent pool

Open University students are unique and their skills can benefit local businesses in Northern Ireland.