Get involved in the study forums, both the official ones and the ones run by the Students Assocation. Also keep in mind you are not alone, there are many other students out there going through the same process and probably feeling the same way you do.

Caroline Cowan, BSc Psychology

One of the things that always pulled me through was the support of other students. They say distance learning can be a lonely journey, but along the way I met so many wonderful people and felt a great sense of community.

Peter Cowan, BA (Hons) Open

Other ways to connect

Connect on social media

You can follow us and join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Or you could join one of the many informal Facebook groups set up by students.


Student Hub Live

Student Hub Live is a series of online interactive events open to the whole OU community. You can put your questions and comments directly to guests in the studio.


Network with staff and students

Whether you’ve completed your studies or you’re just beginning, there are lots of like-minded staff, students and alumni to connect with on LinkedIn.

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