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Do you want to represent the University’s graduate community by being their representative on The Open University’s Senate? Applications now open! If you would like to apply please e-mail stating in no more than 200 words, why you would be the best OU graduate to represent the alumni body on Senate. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th February at 17:00. Depending on the number of applications there may be interviews on campus in the week commencing Monday 27th February. 

For any enquiries or questions, or to receive copies of the Senate Constitution and the Introduction to Senate Meetings, please contact the Governance Team at


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How we can help you

Your lifetime membership of the OU Alumni Association comes with benefits beyond that of achieving your qualification, including:

  • A range of deals and offers
  • Free online learning materials and courses, accessible any time 
  • Support from Careers and Employability Services up to three years after study

How you can help us

No matter how much time you have to spare, there's always a way you can continue to support your university:

  • Be an ambassador and spread the word about the OU
  • Share your story to help inspire others
  • Volunteer your time
  • Make a donation

Free learning

Your learning journey doesn't need to end with graduation. You can access a wide range of OU content and courses any time - and for free!

  • OpenLearn
  • FutureLearn
  • OU on YouTube
  • OU on iTunesU

Stay connected

Keep up to date with the latest OU news, academic insight and events.

  • Connect with us via social media
  • Read alumni journal, OpenMinds
  • Receive monthly eNewsletter, OpenNews
  • Share your story or give us some feedback

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Alumni journal for enquiring minds: OpenMinds out now!

Delve into OpenMinds, dubbed 'the journal for enquiring minds', our alumni publication featuring academic interviews, topical research stories, OU news, latest course information and alumni benefits.

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