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‘I have already become more confident’ – Training programme helps develop Wales’ volunteers

A training programme established to support third-sector volunteers is now entering its second year.

10th April 2024
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New learning website launched for workers in Wales

A new website has been launched by The Open University in Wales and Wales TUC to support more people into lifelong learning. 

7th March 2024
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New research launched into services for bereaved families

The OU has launched a new study into the Medical Examiners Service and its impact on bereaved families.

20th February 2024
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Six reasons why you should think about a degree apprenticeship

It’s national apprenticeship week 2024!

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn new things, start a new career, and help companies develop their staff. This article has some reasons why you should think about studying for one – or set one up in your organisation.

8th February 2024
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Access Insight Knowledge Transfer Project

A new report produced by the OU in Wales and other university and college partners has shown a mixed picture across Wales in the recruitment of students to Access and Foundation courses. 

2nd January 2024
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'The OU gave me the confidence to believe in myself'

At the beginning of my OU journey, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and quite possibly ADD. This was good news as it answered a lot of questions and now gave me with the support that I needed – something that I failed to have in the past. 

18th December 2023
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New Director joins OU in Wales

On 27 November, The Open University in Wales welcomed Ben Lewis as its new Director.

1st December 2023
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Blog - Global citizenship education: a truly lifelong framework

Cerith Rhys Jones says that the new body which will oversee all post-16 education across Wales is the perfect vehicle through which to implement a coherent strategy for the lifelong learning of global citizenship in Wales 

9th November 2023
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Blog: The future is flexible, the future is open

When the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research comes into existence next spring, it will be the second largest public body in Wales, second only to the NHS in budget terms – and the decisions it makes will impact all of us.

1st November 2023
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Helping Welsh communities connect with their heritage

Earlier in 2023, The Open University in Wales received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for a heritage project, Wales REACH (Residents engaging in arts, culture and heritage).

30th October 2023

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