How do I register and login to the website?
In order to set up an account on our website, go to our registration page. You will need to register on our website in order to volunteer for the Association.
Once you have registered on the site, you can then login to the website.
Do you do events at all?
Yes, we have lots of events all throughout the year, and they're a fantastic opportunity to get together with other OU students in a relaxed environment. Have a look to see what's coming up in the next few months.
I'd like to discover more about your clubs and societies
We have 100 clubs and societies for you to get involved with. They have all been set up by our students, and they're for students, alumni, friends and family.
Clubs and societies
I hear you've got some support groups too
We have three great support groups which are here to support our students throughout their OU journey. They offer support and advice, as well as campaign to The OU (and beyond) on important topics. Find out more about them below:
Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students Group
Disabled Students Group
I'd like to know more about volunteering with the Association
Visit our volunteering page and find out what you can do to get involved (you will need to register on our website first).
Where can I find more about student discounts?
As an OU student, you are eligible to purchase a TOTUM card, powered by the National Union of Students (NUS). We have a special TOTUM page where you can find out more details.
Tell me about your OU Students Shop
We have a host of student merchandise on sale in our Students Shop, including clothing, stationery, cute toys (of course) and items to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Have a look and see what you fancy.
OU Students Shop
What was that – you're celebrating your 50th anniversary?
Indeed we are, and we're very proud of the fact that we have been able to help OU students for half a century. We have a 50th anniversary hub where you can find out more about our achievements over the past 50 years.
50th anniversary hub
Where can I find past exam papers?
We have a large repository of over 2000 past examination papers that can be used for effective preparation for your OU exams.... all of which are free!
Past exam papers
Where can I find important meeting papers?
Our leadership team, the Central Executive Committee (CEC), are elected every two years to represent students, and to influence all levels of decision-making within The Open University.
They meet up on a quarterly basis, and you can find the agendas, non-confidential papers and minutes from past CEC meetings below.
CEC meeting papers
At full capacity, there are twelve Trustees of the Association, made up of six students, three members of the CEC and three external members, who work to ensure the health of the Students Association finances, governance and strategy.
You can also view the latest minutes from meetings of the Board of Trustees below.
Board of Trustee minutes