Research can be fun…the OU Students Prizewinners' Party!

Running online events really help us to connect with students and find out how you really feel about our services.

Thu 30 Jun 2022
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Graduation Stall Volunteer and Coordinator Roles now OPEN!

In applying to become a Graduation Stall Volunteer or Coordinator for the day, students will have the opportunity to raise funds for The Open University Students Educational Trust (OUSET), gain retail experience and have a fun day with other OU students and staff.

Wed 15 Jun 2022

Seminars with The Sanctuary Working Group for Refugee Week

The Sanctuary Working Group at The Open University, in partnership with Covid Chronicles from the Margins, are delighted to announce three very exciting seminars that will be taking place during Refugee Week 2022. We invite all staff, students, internal and external guests to come and join, at a time where we celebrate the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary!

Tue 14 Jun 2022
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Change of staff leadership team

Fri 10 Jun 2022
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New print Hoot magazine for students in secure environments launches

The Hoot SiSE Magazine has been developed as a way to include students studying in secure environments (such as prisons) in the OU Students Association community.

Mon 30 May 2022
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Discover more about Peer Support

This fantastic service has been helping our students for over 20 years. Find out more about it...

Fri 27 May 2022
peer support

A message from The Open University: Help us shape the future of EDI

We are delighted to offer students the opportunity to share their feedback on our draft Institutional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Plan.

Tue 24 May 2022
A tile reading: 2022-24 candidates announced

Elections 2022: voting results!

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!

Fri 20 May 2022

It's our birthday!

16 May 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the formation of an Open University Students Association.

Mon 16 May 2022
50th anniversary
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Mental Health Awareness Week – resources for positive mental health

FInd out about the support and helpful advice available from The OU for maintaining good mental health and wellbeing during your studies.

Fri 13 May 2022
mental health awareness week
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International Photography Competition

Wed 11 May 2022
International Photography Competition

Mental Health Awareness Week – meet-up events

Wed 11 May 2022
mental health awareness week
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50th anniversary celebrations: Looking back ... a letter from our first President

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.

Mon 09 May 2022
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