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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
Woman crying holding a mobile phone

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
Workers at a computer in high vis vests

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
Dr Geraint Morgan giving speech at lectern

OU academic talks comets and Welsh whisky at Senedd event

On Tuesday 13 June, The Open University in Wales joined the Royal Society of Chemistry at the Welsh Parliament for its annual Science in the Senedd event.

16th June 2023
David Price

New Interim Director for the OU in Wales

Following the retirement last week of Louise Casella, the OU in Wales has appointed David Price as the new Interim Director. 

7th June 2023
Teacher with students in class

Five reasons to study to become a teacher in Wales

Why should people consider entering teaching as a career? 

Sarah Stewart, Director of The Open University in Wales’ post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) programme gives her top five reasons.

2nd June 2023
Louise Casella giving a speech

Outgoing OU in Wales director calls for university funding system to be revolutionised

On Monday 22 May, outgoing Open University (OU) in Wales director Louise Casella delivered a keynote speech at a special event to discuss the future of higher education in Wales. 

24th May 2023

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