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Welcome to the Faculty

Whether you are looking for a first qualification or are already on your chosen path and would like to go further, or you’re an employer looking for a different way to develop your staff, we can help you make that transformation.

Organised as three schools, the Faculty works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness. We have an innovative approach to teaching and learning, develop collaborative partnerships with employers and other institutions, and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

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Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport

We enhance the lives of millions of people throughout the world as we advance The Open University’s mission of social justice and social mobility for the 21st Century.

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Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

We transform lives through health and social care education and have a strong track record in applied health and social care research.

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Languages and Applied Linguistics

Our vision is to be an internationally recognised leader in key areas of teaching and researching language, communication and cultures.

“The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies plays a major role in shaping and defining education that widens participation and aspires to cross the boundaries of nations and cultures to make a global impact.

We are looking ahead to a bright future, where our mission is to be a force for good in society.”

Professor Fary Cachelin, WELS Executive Dean
Emma Morris

I’d like to be a teacher one day but I also felt an OU course would help me build knowledge that I could apply to my current role. My degree has helped me to understand the children I work with better, and helped me to understand Teaching and Learning as a whole.

Read more Emma Morris, Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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The Open University joins programme promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in crisis hit countries

The Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies Faculty has announced its commitment to a new multi-million pound Government funded consortium within the UK Aid Connect programme to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

10th April 2019
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