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  • Two new volunteering opportunities announced!

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Two new volunteering roles were launched at the Volunteering Event on Saturday, 15 July. Both roles will focus on raising awareness of Association services, with Open University Students Educational Trust Ambassadors acting as champions for our Educational Trust, and Community Champions promoting local events and opportunities. Both are flexible roles and can be done from home and in your area!...

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  • Blog: Election address from the President Elect

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    It is a great honour to have the support of students and to be elected Students Association President.  Thank you to everyone who voted, stood for election and got involved in the discussions.  It took me many years (and a few changes of direction) to achieve my undergraduate degree and I know just what a huge difference it makes having the right support and being part...

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  • Happy #SpotlightSunday everyone, and a big thank you to…

    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Colin is one of the Association’s Learner Experience Representatives and his nominator tells us "he has an unending amount of enthusiasm and passion for his role. Although only recently involved in Association work, he was a valuable attendee at the recent Central Representative seminar. "The team were touched by his excitement about student voice and his ideas about...

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  • Blog: It’s the OU Jim – but not as we know it.

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The Vice Chancellor was talking future tense on Friday night to the Student Association’s Executive Members who had gathered in Milton Keynes for their July meeting. Following in the pipe smoke of Harold Wilson, who’d envisioned the ‘University of the Air’ in the 1960s, Peter Horrocks and his team introduced us to the ‘University of the Cloud’ describing a social and...

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  • President by-election: Result announced

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    We are pleased to announce the result of our by-election. The new President of the Students Association is: Nicola Simpson Full results Report of Voting Thank you to all seven candidates who stood for election and took part in the hustings and thanks to all students who voted in this by-election. The new President will begin their role on 1 August. Returning Officer OU...

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  • National agency requires volunteer students

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education is looking to recruit up to six student members to its Student Advisory Committee. This is a great opportunity to influence the work of a national agency, meet like-minded people and become more involved in QAA's work in the higher education sector. Student members must be a registered student, an elected...

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