The Open University
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The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the largest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.
For the past fifty years, we’ve made it our mission to open up education for all. As the largest UK academic institution, we’ve empowered over two million students across 157 countries to transform their lives through learning – helping to make the impossible, possible every single day.
We currently have more than 175,000 students studying for a variety of degrees and vocational qualifications ranging from short courses, BA and BSc, to PhDs. Nearly all students are studying part-time and over 70% of students are working.
The Open University is a pioneer in distance learning. Students study where and when they choose, to fit in with jobs, families and other commitments.
The OU has inspired millions. Our OpenLearn platform, with over 1,000 courses available completely free for anyone to sign up to, has seen huge increases in traffic over the last year.