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News and publications

There are plenty of ways to stay connected to your university. And just because you've graduated, doesn't mean we don't want to hear from you. Look out for the following publications, and don't forget to update your details to make it easier for us to keep in contact.


OpenNews: your monthly eNewsletter

OpenNews is an eNewsletter broadcast to our alumni community once a month highlighting latest OU news, free learning opportunities, careers information, events and campaign updates. Catch up via the back catalogue below.


OpenMinds: your alumni magazine
OpenMinds magazine front cover

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.


The Conversation: hear it from our experts

Want to know what OU academic experts have to say on topical issues? The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish.


What's the latest OU news?

Keep up to date with the latest press releases issued by the University or hop over to the OU news page.


OU research: making an impact

Nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our research is designed to have impact, influence policy and practice and change lives for the better; and we maximise our impact through major collaborations with external organisations ranging from public bodies to third sector to business. You can find out more on our research website.


Lend your support to ‘part-time matters’

You know first-hand how valuable part-time education is, and how it changes lives. Last year, there were almost 370,000 people studying for an undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in the UK but five years ago, there were more than 580,000. And we need your support to help fly the flag for quality part-time education and make it more accessible to more people.