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Open University,

headquartered at Milton Keynes, England; founded 1969 as the Univ. of the Air. In 1971 a distance learning program was begun that now consists of correspondence courses integrated with television broadcasts, online and other computer resources, audio and video recordings, residential summer schools, and a counseling and tutorial service that operates through a network of regional offices and local study centers. Students (over 180,000) are usually over 21, working full-time, and studying in their spare time. The university's faculties include arts, business, education and language studies, health and social care, law, mathematics, computing, and technology, science, and social sciences. It has served as the prototype for similar programs throughout the world.

Open University

the. (in Britain) a university founded in 1969 for mature students studying by television and radio lectures, correspondence courses, local counselling, and summer schools

Open University

(education, body)
(OU) The UK distance-learning organisation, established in 1969. It teaches degree-level courses in many subjects via BBC radio and television broadcasts and summer schools.

http://hcrl.open.ac.uk/ou/ouhome.html.
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So, whether you've started a career and want to increase your qualifications or change direction, or whether you're just leaving school but don't feel full-time university is for you The Open University could be just what you're looking for In fact, research recently published by NUS Wales and The Open University in Wales shows that 72% of part-time students in Wales are in some form of employment while they study.
The Open University in Wales receives public funding from HEFCW funded in the same way that other universities receive their funding, and just like the other universities in Wales we are key asset and resource of the people of Wales in developing the economy, society and culture of our country.
uk/yourfuture or contact The Open University in Wales on 029 2047 1170 or wales@open.

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