Funding opportunities available for FSU members in NI to take Open University Courses

Issued : 6 September 2017


Members of the Financial Services Union in Northern Ireland can receive financial support for Open University (OU) courses through our partnership with the Union Learn Fund.

 The first step is to check out the great range of course the Open University offers.   Beginning this Saturday, 9th September, the OU is visiting communities across Northern Ireland to outline their courses and qualifications and answer your questions.

 According to FSU Training Manager, Marian Geoghegan, “The Open University will be in six centres in Northern Ireland over the coming weeks and I would encourage FSU members to drop into these informal information sessions – no appointment is necessary, just pop in. 

 “Dozens of FSU members have already accessed fantastic OU Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes.  It’s a great opportunity, so please take the chance to explore your options over the coming weeks."

 If a FSU member is interested in pursuing a course then financial support is available through our partnership with the Union Learn Fund.  Contact for details.


Open University Info Sessions

The Open University in Lisburn

Saturday 9th September 2017

10:30 – 13:30

Lisburn City Library

23 Linenhall St, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ



The Open University in Belfast

Wednesday 13th September 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Belfast Central Library

Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1EA


The Open University in Newry

Thursday 21st September 2017

10:00 – 13:00

Newry City Library

79 Hill St, Newry, BT34 1DG


The Open University in Coleraine

Thursday 28th September 2017

17:30 – 20:00

Coleraine Library (temporary premises)

Unit 19, Diamond Centre, Bridge Street, Coleraine, BT52 1DT


The Open University in Enniskillen

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

18:00 – 20:00

Enniskillen Library

Halls Lane, Enniskillen, BT74 7DR


The Open University in Derry

Saturday 7th October 2017

11:00 -14:00

Derry Central Library

35 Foyle Street, Derry, BT48 6AL


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The ‘Union Learn’ project ran by the Financial Services Union is one of a number of trade union led Learning Projects administered by the ICTU, Northern Ireland and funded by the Union Learn Fund, Northern Ireland, which is supported by the Department of the Economy, Northern Ireland.