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Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

The role and career of the current OU Chancellor, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, and the current OU Pro-Chancellor, Lord Christopher Haskins.

Formal governance structure

Explanation of the structure and key statutory bodies of The Open University, the Council, Senate and General Assembly, plus the OU Charter.

Executive team

Members of The Open University’s senior management team, and their roles and departmental responsibilities.

More about The Open University

From the VC's desk

A round-up of the recent activity of, the OU's Vice-Chancellor.

Nations, faculties & research

The OU in the UK nations and a directory of The Open University’s faculties and research centres.


The Open University's mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. Read about how we deliver it.


Administration and governance of the OU, including our formal structure, Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor.

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