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OU to lead first public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network across the UK and Ireland

A major new public policy initiative, PolicyWISE, is being developed by The Open University (OU). 

21st November 2022
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'Good quality journalism should be classed as a public service'

New research from the Institute of Welsh Affairs and The Open University (OU) in Wales shows that people in Wales would support funding for more and better hyperlocal news, more and better education about democracy, and more and better regulation of the media in Wales.

16th November 2022
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Louise Casella and Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones and Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton honoured by The Open University in Wales

The Gavin and Stacey co-creator has been made an honorary graduate of The Open University in Wales. One of UK’s most senior female firefighters has also been made honorary graduate at the ceremony in her native Newport. 

3rd November 2022

Blog: Blaenau Gwent's heritage and the OU

Julia David discusses her work on the BG REACH project, what it means for the community of Blaenau Gwent, and the next steps for the OU.

14th October 2022
OU in Wales director Louise Casella accepts the Womenspire award

OU in Wales wins Womenspire 2022 employer award

On Thursday 29 September, The Open University in Wales was announced as the winner of the FairPlay employer award at Womenspire 2022

3rd October 2022
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The Welsh school children helping NASA save the planet from asteroid strikes

Welsh school children are getting in on the act, observing an asteroid in support of an exciting NASA mission, with the help of an Open University PhD student.

30th September 2022
Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal family.

8th September 2022

Graduate Nadiah grows her skills with Welsh charity

Here we meet Nadiah who took part in the GROW - Graduate Opportunities Work Experience programme. 

24th August 2022

Family tree was inspiration for history graduate Hayley

Hayley has always been passionate about studying history. She achieved good grades at school, but the thought of attending university was daunting.

12th July 2022
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Here we meet Billie, who took part in the OU in Wales' GROW programme

GROW – Graduate Opportunities Work Experience – offers support to OU in Wales graduates who have graduated since 2019 and are unemployed or underemployed.

28th February 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
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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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