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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Celebrating 50 years of The Open University | Open University

I wish you a happy birthday!

It's our birthday: the Open University turns 50 today!
Since 1969, more than 2 million people have come through the OU's virtual doors. From 24,000 students in our first intake, we’re now one of the largest providers of Higher Education in Europe, with over 174,000 people studying with us.

For five decades, it has been our mission to be open to all people, places, methods and ideas. Our flexibility and ground-breaking learning have made us a key partner for employers to address skills gaps and improve business performance.
Thank you to our partners across different nations and sectors who took the opportunity to say “happy birthday” to us:

The Open University at 50 

As The Open University turns 50 today, we are celebrating the partnerships we have with businesses, organisations and educational institutions around the world. We invite you to join in the celebrations by using the hashtag #OU50.

Thanks to the following for your messages so far: Paul Milner at IBM, Laura Powell and Clare Frost from RSPCA, Kate Kelly at Public Health England, Ivan McDougall from the City of London Corporation, Leigh-Ann Elliott of Babington, Joe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning, Heidi Mulvey, Tamsin Markina-Wastell and Merrin Hagger from Cambridge University Press, Talat Yaqoob of Equate Scotland, Elaine Everitt-Smith from Leonard Cheshire and Charlotte Blant and team at Youthforce.

Don’t miss the BBC documentary ‘Happy Birthday OU: 50 Years of the Open University’ on BBC Four on Thursday 25 April, at 9pm.
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Source: The Open University