Case Study –Open University and Partnership

Sally attended a short taster course called “Pathways to Progression”, the aim of this course was to build confidence and give learners information and signposting info for further learning and careers options. The initial project was funded by The North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership


From this first community course Sally then progressed to the OU Openings course “Making Sense of the Arts” and then on to Glyndwr from here.  This is a great example of how universities can work together to support students to progress.


Sally recently contacted her ex-tutor from the Open University in a letter saying:


“The Open University gave me the confidence to apply for an undergraduate course (English literature at Glyndwr) as a mature student with postnatal depression and no clue what to do next, other than a lingering sense that I needed to do something!

 I thought you'd like to know what your involvement has meant to me.

 In brief, since attending your course - 1st degree BA honours English Lit, Glyndwr University (2011-2014), PGCE, Glyndwr University (2014-2015), MA 'Modern and Contemporary Fiction', Chester University (2015-2016) Merit, PhD at the University of Chester, writing on Patricia Highsmith and American 20th century Fiction (Feb 20107 - Current).”


Thank you.


Best wishes, a former pupil.


Sally Jones.






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