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Students and Alumni

Welcome to The Open University!

You have joined a community of over 40,000 students who are currently registered on programmes validated by The Open University and delivered in OU partner institutions worldwide. Through this section of our website, we would like to explain what being registered on a programme validated by the OU means to you and give you access to some useful resources. For instance, did you know that an OU validated award offers exactly the same opportunities for employment and application for postgraduate study as an OU direct award? 

If you are one of the many students who have already achieved an OU validated award, these pages are also for you, as we tell you how you can register for membership of the OU alumni association. Membership is free and brings with it a wide range of offers, services and development opportunities. Please visit the Awards and Aftercare pages if your query is about duplicate certificates.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or feedback!