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Find out about Open learning; NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.

HOW do you fancy a guided tour of the solar system? Want to know how to use your smartphone to identify wildlife? Or perhaps you'd prefer to build a telescope, or learn about robotics? Visitors to the National Eisteddfod in Denbighshire this August are invited to experience a whole new world of learning at The Open University stand.

The theme of the stand this year is Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and there will be tutors on the Maes all week bringing each of these subjects to life.

You'll be able to try out activities in subjects such as maths, astronomy, technology and engineering, plus wildlife lovers can discover iSpot - a place to learn about nature and use their phone to identify what they see.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (also known as STEM) are vital for Wales' economy, and can offer people a variety of experiences and careers - but they're also a lot of fun. So if you've ever thought about studying to get a degree to change jobs, or just for your own enjoyment, The Open University's flexible approach to learning may be just what you're looking for.

Alongside the interactive activities, advisers and tutors will be on hand to chat to you, over a cup of tea about all aspects of studying with The Open University.

You can find out what courses and qualifications are on offer, as well as trying out the free online learning activities on their OpenLearn site.

The Open University's presence on the Maes has been organised by Tracey Marenghi, Open University in Wales' marketing manager.

She said visitors can expect plenty to see and do at the Open University stand.

She added: "Each day we will have fun sessions which highlight different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. You can take part in our activities, use the iPads on the stand to explore OpenLearn or have a chat to one of our advisers about how we can help you start your learning journey. So please come along to join one of the learning sessions or discover more about what the university has to offer."

The Open University is one of the leading providers of part-time undergraduate study in Wales, and is consistently top for student satisfaction.

With an open admissions policy, no qualifications are necessary to study at degree level with The Open University, and more than a third of their undergraduate students in Wales join without standard university entry level qualifications. ? For more information visit Stand D01-D03 at the National Eisteddfod or call (029) 2047 1019. You can also find out more at the website www.openuniversity.co.uk/wales, or try out the free online learning courses at www.open.edu/openlearn.

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