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Bethany smiling outside of a building

Bethany gets position at children’s charity with the help of employability programme

Graduate Bethany Turner has talked about securing a position, after taking part in an employability programme.

5th May 2023
Helen Russell with family around OU sign

Graduate Helen describes how she studied while living with a visual impairment

Helen was encouraged by two work colleagues to study with the OU.

21st April 2023
Beck at degree ceremony in front of OU shield

'The OU gave me my confidence back': Beck's experience of studying with MS

Beck Collett graduated with a Master’s in Creative Writing, after also studying for her undergraduate degree with the OU. She lives with multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition which affects around 5,600 people in Wales.

5th April 2023
Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales

OU in Wales Director announces retirement

Louise Casella, Director of The Open University in Wales, has announced that she will step down from her role, and retire in June 2023.

30th March 2023
OU in Wales staff planting a tree

OU in Wales helps grow the Cardiff canopy

Staff at The Open University in Wales recently traded in their keyboards and headsets for spades and hammers and headed over to Adamsdown to take part in a tree planting initiative, Coed Caerdydd.

20th March 2023
A picture of Tomos in football kit in front of a Welsh flag

OU graduate Tomos finds a career in sports analytics with help from the GROW programme

Tomos Brogden graduated from the Open University in Wales in Summer 2022 with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. After struggling to access relevant work experience due to the pandemic, the GROW programme helped him kickstart his career.

‘The COVID pandemic left me without any indication as to how to approach attaining work experience in the industries I wanted to pursue,’ said Tomos. ‘It made building a network in those sectors a tough task, especially while simultaneously undertaking my studies and preparing for examinations.’

13th March 2023
A collection of reflections taken from the launch of the new RSE resources

Delivering the new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum

Free resources launched as RSE reforms begin in Wales 

16th January 2023
The Open University in Wales logo and the Heritage Lottery Fund logo

The Open University is awarded grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to connect Welsh communities to their heritage

The Open University has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to develop an exciting new project in communities across Wales. 

6th January 2023

‘We all try and rally round. We’re like one big family’ says Gurnos community to OU project

A community event during the autumn has helped celebrate one of Wales’ best known communities – the Gurnos in Merthyr Tydfil. 

6th December 2022

OU in Wales welcomes new incentives for trainee teachers

The Open University in Wales has welcomed a Welsh Government announcement of increased support for trainee teachers. 

30th November 2022

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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
A male and a female having a conversation on a construction site.

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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