- Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:49
- Written by Joseph
The Open University is a global leader in flexible higher education. Our unique experience honed from working with over 30,000 organisations, helps 250,000 people develop higher skills every year.
For over 40 years, The Open University has developed an unrivalled expertise in how adults learn and apply that knowledge at work. We specialise in ‘practice-based learning’ which enables your staff to embed new ways of working from day one – not just at the end of their studies.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to gain high level skills. The quality of our learning materials and support we provide means that our students can succeed whatever their starting point.
Our scale enables us to train around 250,000 students every year, including over 16,000 overseas. Many companies choose to work with us to roll-out programmes across multiple sites for a consistent learning experience. Our capability allows organisations to grow the graduates they need, fix skills gaps and put into place leadership succession plans.
Key facts about The Open University:
- Nearly 1,000 companies have been sponsoring their staff on OU courses for over ten years.
- 80% of the FTSE100 companies have sponsored staff on OU courses.
- The Open University Business School is in the elite 1% of business schools that are triple-accredited worldwide and has a global alumni network of more than 89,000 people in over 100 countries.
- We offer over 600 courses in 14 subject areas spans across leadership and management, STEM subjects, IT, health, education and law.
- Our main campus in Milton Keynes is home to world-leading research and our research specialisms include learning technologies, big data, space technologies, materials engineering and sustainable development.
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