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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
An audience in meeting

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
A newspaper press

'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
A school child is supported to look at asteroid data on a laptop

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

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