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Open University

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(Education) the Open University (in Britain) a university founded in 1969 for mature students studying by television and radio lectures, correspondence courses, local counselling, and summer schools
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Noun1.Open University - a British university that is open to people without formal academic qualifications and where teaching is by correspondence or broadcasting or summer school
university - a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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In the last 5 years, the library at The Open University has changed from one used primarily by faculty and course teams to a learning environment that the majority of students will never physically visit, but can easily access from home or from their workplace.
higher education and a truly unique international agreement, one that is designed to leverage the recognized strengths of both Western Governors University and The Open University," said Governors Michael Leavitt (Utah) and Roy Romer (Colorado), co-chairs of WGU's Board of Trustees.
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has been central to the success of the Open University. In 1993, for example, the BBC transmitted nearly 550 Open University radio programs on Radio 3 and Radio 5.
Since its inception, the Open University has had the benefit of distinquished leadership and counsel from an internationally recognized Scottish scholar and physician, Lord Walter Perry, the institution's first vice chancellor -- a leadership position comparable to the presidency in American universities.
Universities including Yunan Open University (YOU).
The Arab Open University is characterised with its regional widespread in a total of nine Arab countries, and its open coordination with the Open University in the UK.
The Open University will also be graduating a total of 14,769 students from various Faculties at its 7th convocation ceremony to be held in Abuja.
According to the Open University, the decision is a decisive step to ensuring the autonomy of the institution.
Steve Donoghue, from Llanelli, described how he had support from his employer and his union to study with the Open University and received extra support from the university because of issues with his sight.
Coun Ann Schofield has filed a motion which will be discussed by the city council calling for the authority to write to the government, and the Open University, opposing the plans to close the office on Gateshead's Baltic Quays.
It would tragedy for University's to fall victim current cost-Roger Godsiff, MP for Hall Green, said: "The Open University was one of the finest and most lasting achievements of the Harold Wilson Roger government.
Open University staff have backed workers under threat of redundancy, including 61 in Gateshead, by taking strike action for the first time in their history.

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