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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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Founded in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), formerly The Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLI), is the first self-financed university established by the government offering open and distance education in Hong Kong.
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Alongside the interactive activities, advisers and tutors will be on hand to chat to you, over a cup of tea about all aspects of studying with The Open University.
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Cameron already has A* GCSEs in maths and additional maths and was invited to study at the Open University on its BSc Honours course.