In celebration of our 50 years, we're raising money for The Open University Students Educational Trust, otherwise known as OUSET. In a nutshell, OUSET changes lives for the better, helping students to complete their studies and access the brilliant benefits Higher Education provides.

OUSET provides vital support for Open University students who can't receive funding anywhere else to continue their studies by supporting students with paying module fees and by assisting with costs relating to study – for example: travel, IT equipment or set-books.

Without OUSET, Open University students in severe financial hardship would fall through the net and likely be unable to ever complete their qualification.





Head to our JustGiving page to donate today!

Make a donation

Fundraise using Amazon Smile! Find out how below:

How to use Amazon Smile


Sell unwanted items

Sell your unwanted clothes on sites like eBay, Vinted or Depop.

Walk, run or wheel for charity

Take part in a sponsored run, walk or wheel!

Share online

Perhaps the easiest way to help us to reach our goal is to share, like and comment on our posts online! This is a great way to raise awareness of The Open University Students Educational Trust. 

Host a virtual event

Are you partial to a pub quiz? Host your own quiz online, raise funds by charging participants a fee to join!.


Download our fundraising toolkit!


All donations made from May 2022 to May 2023 will count towards this target, as will all profits from the 50th Anniversary merchandise sold on our online OU Students Shop.