The Open University Launches Support Package to Help Ukraine | Newry Times

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

The Open University (OU) has launched a raft of measures aimed at helping students and Ukrainians fleeing the war and arriving in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.


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These include financial support and assistance for existing OU students, a funding lifeline to potential students from Ukraine now living in the UK, as well as free online learning and partnerships with wider support networks.

A key part of the OU’s support package is extensive free online resources for Ukrainians on its popular platform OpenLearn, with a further free-to-learn cultural and language course being created aimed at those housing, caring for or working with Ukrainians.



The OU support package includes:

    – Fee waivers for existing students from Ukraine

    – Free OpenLearn resources dedicated to supporting Ukrainians now living in the Northern Ireland, including free language training and mental and wellbeing support

    – The launch, later this Summer, of a free online culture and language course to help local families hosting Ukrainians and those working with or caring for them, developed by leading academics

    – An opportunity to apply for one of 12 Sanctuary Scholarships amounting to £240,000, complete with a study starter pack and access to careers and employability services

    – Open University job roles posted on the dedicated sites for refugees and Talent Beyond Boundaries

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