Have a read of our winning entries with the theme 'time' from our Freshers Writing Competition.
Applications are now open for your chance to be in Team Open 2024. Apply by 5 November!
Join us from Monday 25 September – Sunday 8 October to meet fellow students.
A brilliant team of Open University students will be appearing in Series 30 of University Challenge.
Find out about the Open University’s history on 'University Challenge', and information on how to apply for the programme.
After their impressive first round performance, Team Open will appear in the first repechage match of Series 30 of University Challenge on Monday 30 October at 8.30pm.
Our Vice President Equality, Diversity and Inclusion discusses the recent proposal.
Read Liz Marr's goodbye message to our students as she retires.
Don't forget to complete your response by Sunday 30 April.
Thanks to all new and returning OU students who took part in our Freshers Fortnight (23 January - 5 February 2023) Competitions and Prize Draws.
Following the return of face-to-face Freshers events in Milton Keynes in October, Freshers 2023 has kicked off with a joint OU Students Association and OU in Wales event in Cardiff on Saturday 21 January.
The OU Students Association submitted a report to the 2023 TEF containing the insights and experiences of OU students.
Student Leaders delivered an impactful session on mental health to Associate Lecturers
Join us for a fortnight of events, and meet your fellow OU students.
As we approach the end of our 50th anniversary, take a look at some of the great content that has been released throughout the year.
Take a look at the three winning pieces of our Freshers (10 - 23 October) Writing Competition.
Recognising and celebrating the Open University tutors who went above and beyond for their students.
The Student Leadership Team have confirmed their priority areas for the 2022–24 term.
Do you love quizzing, or just shouting answers at the TV from your sofa? Why not apply for University Challenge!
Lou, Vice President Engagement, reflects on her first month in the role and answers the FAQ - what on earth does a Vice President Engagement do?
Jon Rainford and Nik Morris, members of the CEC in 2012-2014, tell us their story about how Freshers at the Students Association became a success.
Find out what we've got planned during Freshers Fortnight.
Upon the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, a historically significant moment for the UK and globally, the OU Students Association will join the Royal Family and the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of an exceptional monarch.
OU Pride and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Group Committee election results
What is Freshers? Learn all about the celebration of students and Association life that happens twice a year.
Exciting news! #TeamOU will be on University Challenge on Monday 5 September 2022. You can also now register your interest to apply for next year's team.
A reflection on the achievements of our 2020–22 CEC
Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary by helping us to raise £50,000 for the Open University Students Educational Trust.
In applying to become a Graduation Stall Volunteer or Coordinator for the day, students will have the opportunity to raise funds for OUSET, gain retail experience and have a fun day with other OU students and staff.
This fantastic service has been helping our students for over 20 years. Find out more about it...
We are delighted to offer students the opportunity to share their feedback on our draft Institutional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Plan.
After an impassioned nomination and voting process that hit some record student numbers, it's now time to announce who will be a part of the 2022-2024 Student Leadership and Board of Trustees team!
16 May 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the formation of an Open University Students Association.
Listen to the first two episodes of The Association Conversation Station.
As May marks the first of our two birthdays, we will be taking a look back at significant events across the first five decades of our history, starting with a letter from our first President.
Find out more about the free, confidential advice and support we can offer to students.
Join us on a trip down memory lane, as we look back at The Hoot from the beginning and celebrate its 3rd birthday!
We're celebrating student achievements throughout the 50 year history of the OU Students Association. First up – Sarah Jones, our current President.
FInd out about the support and helpful advice available from The OU for maintaining good mental health and wellbeing during your studies.
Find out more about the woman who helped make our Association a reality.
Standing in the OU Students Elections and not sure how to write a manifesto? Follow these tips to create something any candidate would be proud of.
Discover what the Association has achieved in the last half-century.
Lyndsay Thomson, chair of OU Pride, looks back on some key dates in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Throughout 2022 we will be celebrating the 50th birthday of The Open University Students Association. Want to get involved? Read on.
Have you been invited to take part? Find out how you can tell us about your study experience.
Futureproofing the Association to support students for years to come.