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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
Honorary graduates Norena Shopland and Tracy Pike with presiding officer Nick Braithwaite

Hundreds of students graduate at Open University ceremony in Wales – 50 years after very first degrees awarded

Over 600 students gradated today at two ceremonies at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Newport, as part of The Open University’s Wales graduation.

19th October 2023
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Four in five women and girls in Wales have received text-based abuse on social media

81% of women and girls in Wales have received text-based abuse on social media.

6th September 2023
Dr Geraint Morgan and In The Welsh Wind staff in front of distillery

How research into meteorites is helping support Welsh Whisky

In the Welsh Wind is a distillery located in Tanygroes, Ceredigion, which produces gins, whiskies and other spirits using local ingredients where possible. It was following a chance encounter with Dr Geraint Morgan, who visited the distillery with his parents, who live in Aberystwyth, that its relationship with the OU began.

5th September 2023

Welsh students win grants to support their business ideas

Three OU in Wales students have won a grant to support their business ideas, as part of an Open University competition for student entrepreneurs - the Open Business Creators (OBC) fund.

14th August 2023
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Welsh employers urged to consider ‘grow your own’ talent as national skills shortage crisis continues

This year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chamber of Commerce shows that three quarters (75%) of Welsh business leaders are still experiencing skills shortages, a statistic unwavering since last year’s report findings.

28th June 2023
Lynnette Thomas, speaking at a lecturn in the Senedd

Welsh universities are helping to tackle poverty in communities across Wales

On Tuesday 27 June, The Open University in Wales took part in a showcase in the Senedd to demonstrate how universities are tackling poverty in Wales.

27th June 2023

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