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  • Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare!

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Sunday 23rd April 2017 is Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday! Why not explore “Shakespeare at the OU” on the OU Digital Archive The exhibition explores how the Open University uses media to teach Shakespeare to our students – with selected material spanning 43 years of archived OU study materials. Or you can learn more about Shakespeare’s life in the Oxford Dictionary of...

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  • #voteOUstudents day

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    The countdown to the end of our bye-elections has begun! Voting ends on Sunday, 30 April and we think it's really important that every student has the chance to have their say. That's why this Monday (24 April) we'll be celebrating #voteOUstudents day on social media. Last year's event encouraged over 1000 OU students to make their voice heard in just a few hours - we think we...

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  • Final call to take part in the National Student Survey!

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Hi, this is Nicci Simpson from the OU Students Association, to let you know that the National Student Survey is coming to a close at the end of the April.  Whether you would give the OU a Distinction or think it needs to make a few changes, it is important that your voice is heard. Your views help the University and the Students Association to understand what students...

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  • What is it like to be a Nation Area Association Representative (AAR)?

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    There is no typical Open University student. I learned that quickly when I became involved in the OU Students Association in 2013 soon after I started studying towards my politics, philosophy and economic degree. I’m now halfway through my studies and being involved in the Association has led me to be a proud badge wearing (yes, I have a badge) member of the most unique...

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  • This week's #SpotlightSunday star

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Cherry has a wide portfolio of present and past volunteer roles, including as a Central Rep and Vice President Equal Opportunities, and is a recent Chair of the Disabled Students Group. Her nominator tells us, with great enthusiasm, that she "has been an amazing role model for many students in the community. "Her persistence, perseverance and passion in all the roles...

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  • What does a Faculty Association Representative (FAR) do?

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    As the FAR for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), my official role is to represent the students in my faculty and look out for their interests. But what does that mean in practice?  Because this role is new this year, it’s very much developed over time. On a day to day basis, what I probably do most is hang out (online) where students are. That...

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