Our next Freshers will take place from 10–23 October. Please note that the original dates of 26 September – 9 October have been postponed – please see our statement on Her Majesty The Queen for more details.

Our statement on Her Majesty The Queen

Our latest podcast looks at Freshers and how important it is to the life of our students. You’ll hear from Nichola Connolly (one of our student leadership team), Pete Turner (our Head of Student Community) and Tracy Thompson (Chair of the Association’s Space Society).

The Association Conversation Station – Episode 6 – Freshers!

During the course of Freshers Fortnight, we will be looking at our Freshers over the last half-century, and recalling some wonderful memories. You can find out more about Freshers via our Freshers hub.

Our Freshers hub

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Something we showcase a lot during Freshers are our clubs and societies. A club which has recently become a society is WESOUSS (short for ‘Women’s Engineering Society Open University Students Society!'). You can find out more about this society below.

All about WESOUSS

The OU Students Association isn't the only organisation marking its half-century in 2022. Our Arts and Humanities Society is delighted to be celebrating its 50th birthday this year too.

It’s the Arts and Humanities Society’s 50th birthday!

Stephanie Stubbins (Vice President Community 2016-2018) helped coordinate Freshers during her time as a Student Leader. We take a look at why Freshers is necessary.

Why is Freshers so important?

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.

Build it and they will come: the origins of Freshers