The Open University was established by Royal Charter on 23 April 1969 and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019. We are the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide.
Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK. It was formed when the Employment Service merged with the Benefits Agency and was renamed Jobcentre Plus in 2002. It is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).