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Welcome to the OU Club

Welcome to the OU Club's website, where you'll find all the information you need to enjoy the benefits the Club has to offer you. As a member of staff you are automatically a member of the OU Club and can take advantage of the benefits featured in this site.

The Club exists to provide social and recreational facilities to staff and also to the general public. You can join an affiliated club and meet new people or get discounts in local and national retailers.

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**Important update on Club Activities on campus**

Further to University updates, as you are aware, currently all Affiliated Club activities which require use of University property on campus are shut and are unlikely to be considered a critical activity and therefore won’t be permitted to resume on site.  There are at present no plans to open the site for any “recreational” purposes and we are therefore closed to all Staff and Affiliated Clubs. This includes outdoor activities such as garden games, trim trail, cricket including net practices, football, tennis / squash courts, basketball, using the river walk etc. Committees are requested to convey this message to their members.

Efforts will be made to keep you informed regarding the easing of these rules as and when decisions are made but we urge all Staff /Affiliated Club members to adhere to the current rules.” Should you require any clarification do not hesitate to contact the OU Club Office.

OU-Club@open.ac.uk
 

**Important Message from the Chief Information Security Officer**

Social use of unsupported meeting and collaboration tools (Zoom and others) is permitted, but we do need to draw your attention to the risks.  Conversations and other content in social events with work colleagues may drift into core University work topics.  We therefore ask attendees to be alert to this risk in their participation, and if they observe others straying into work topics, they should politely remind them that this is a social event and work topics are not appropriate.  Most importantly, Data Protection Policy still applies.  The following guidance for using these platforms securely should be adhered to:

  • Search the Internet for advice on how to secure meetings using your chosen tool
  • Use a unique meeting ID for each event, not your personal meeting ID
  • Password-protect events
  • Limit who can share screens – require the meeting organiser to approve screen sharing
  • Use the waiting room / lobby feature to screen attendees. If you can choose the supplier data centre that will facilitate the event, pick one in the UK or EU if available
  • If you cannot work out how to secure and protect your meeting, use a different tool.

Upcoming Events

Jun 3
Aug 11

Virtual Holidays

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - 17:15 to Thursday, 31 December, 2020 - 17:15

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Contact us

Club Office : OU-Club@open.ac.uk

Susan Scimè, Club Co-ordinator
x53852 or 01908 653852

Geoffrey Crowther Building
Walton Hall
MILTON KEYNES
MK7 6AA

Club Email List

If you would like to know about OU Club events quickly, why not put your name down on the Club's e-mail list?
We will send you information such as social events and new discounts.

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