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How we can help you

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The Alumni Association offers you exclusive offers and discounts, intellectually stimulating content across a broad range of subjects, latest OU/BBC TV programme listings, plus all the latest news, events, research and courses from your University.

Careers and recruitment

Tap into free careers advice for up to three years after study to help you make the most of that new qualification – or simply look for a new direction in your working life. Through the OU Careers and Employability Service, you can also find out about JobZone, our free online vacancy service for students and recent graduates, and keep up to date with the latest careers-related news and events via dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages and the LinkedIn careers network group.

Free learning

Your learning journey doesn’t need to end here, and many of our alumni confess to finding OU study a little bit addictive. Of course, you can sign up for postgraduate qualifications or you can learn for free and at a time to suit you – a wide range of content and courses are available on OpenLearn and FutureLearn.

Deals and offers

As a member of the Alumni Association, you can access a range of deals, offers and discounts on a variety of products and services ranging from holidays, meal deals, family outings, gifts and travel. Please note you will need to log in with your OU username and password to access these offers.

Professional networking

Network with more than 7,500 fellow alumni who share your work ethic.This LinkedIn group gives you access to a professional network of like-minded people.