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We’ve recently embarked on the process of improving your OUSA website and we’d love you to be involved.
Our aim is to improve the experience of using the site and to offer a refreshed and clear structure and design. The new site will focus on the content that you tell us you’d like to see and we’ll be creating new opportunities for you to interact with us and with other students.
We kicked off the process by asking members of OUSA’s Central Executive Committee to take part in a lively workshop to debate the good, the bad and the ugly of the current site. The group were tasked with putting themselves in the shoes of all different types of visitors to come up with the ‘must have’ list of content and we’d love to hear your thoughts too.
Let us know why you use the site and what you’d like to see in the new site by emailing us at:
Did you know that OUSA provides a whole host of online forums? Whatever your interests, hobbies, or academic area, OUSA has an online forum for you. Share your thoughts with other online contributors and contribute to your online student community. OUSA's new online forums are now located on the Open University's online teaching service. You can access them from your student home page. Look for 'O U Student Association Forums' in the left hand column.
Go to OUSA online forums
Representing the student viewpoint to the University is one of the most important functions of OUSA. Apart from having a student elected member of the O U Council, OUSA annually appoints 'Central Representatives' to sit as student members on Senate and the majority of the principal Governance Committees, as well as on Faculty Committees and Programme Committees. Any registered Open University student can apply to be considered for appointment as a Central Representative within the University Governance Structure. For details of the application processes follow this link OUSA Governance
Students may also contact OUSA about external examiner reports by email (email@example.com), telephone (+44(0)1908 652026) or by letter addressed to OU Students Association, PO Box 397, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BE.More on Central Representative | See the Central Representatives online training pack
Did you know you can get up to 25% discount on goods and services with your N U S Extra card? The Extra card will give great bargains, all for just £12 a year. All O U students are eligible for their Extra card, and you can apply online by following the links below. OUSA Membership card is FREE and also offers many discounts. Don't miss out any longer!
More about NUS Extra & Membership cards | Apply for Extra card
You can browse through our product range where we offer a wide range of exciting gift items including clothing, stationery, executive toys and much more. So…if you looking for an extra special gift for a student friend or just want a treat for yourself, please visit our Web Shop today.
Visit the OUSA webshop | Buy reduced price items
You can improve your studies by purchasing past exam papers for your courses from OUSA's Web Shop. Download your past papers straight onto your computer, just £1.25 per paper, or alternatively you can order them online and have them posted to you for £2.25. Papers available for a wide range of courses.
Download past exam papers | Order papers for posting
Our Student Support Links and Disabled Student Links are O U students who volunteer their time to help others with problems that are affecting their studies. They're just an email message away!
Contact a Student Support Link
O U Student is the student magazine, run by students for students. Letters, or excerpts from them, make a useful contribution to our newspaper. Online, downloadable versions are available from the link below.
Latest version of O U Student
Our Peer Support service is a user-friendly means of offering help and support. The Peer Supporter Online service is completely confidential.
Contact a Peer Supporter
Our representatives play an important role at Residential Schools, providing you with social events and 'in residence' support at all main UK sites throughout the whole of the summer period.
More about Residential School reps
The O U Guarantee Transitional Fees for Current Students as they announced fees for new students from 2012
Want to put forward the student viewpoint to the O U? Then why not apply to become one of our Central Reps?
Would you like to be part of the resi school experience? Then why not become one of our resi reps?
29 June 2013 - Societies Standing Committee AGM
13 - 15 July - Central Reps Seminar
6 - 8 September 2013 - Central Executive Committee Meeting
1 - 3 November 2013 - Officer Team Meeting
29 November - 1 Dec 2013 - Central Executive Committee Meeting
2 December 2013 - Board of Trustees Meeting
Wish to donate to the student charity OUSET? Your kind donation will help those in financial need to study at the Open University. Follow the link for more details on OUSET, or click on 'Donate' below to make your donation. Thank you very much. More on OUSET