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  • Manchester - a message from the Students Association

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The OU Students Association was greatly saddened by the news on Monday about the Manchester bombing and this morning our staff observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives. We know a lot of OU students are studying for EMAs at the moment and if your studies have been affected by Monday’s tragedy you may qualify for special circumstances. You can visit the Help Centre ...

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  • Blog: A report on Charter Day

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    By Cinnomen McGuigan, Area Association Representative Northern Ireland. Cinnomen was a student guest at our Charter Day. Find out about the OU’s birthday celebrations and some truly inspirational speakers. On Thursday, 4 May the Open University held a Charter Day event to celebrate 48 years since the OU officially received its Charter. That made it the OU’s 48th...

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  • The BIG June meet-up just got BIGGER

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Following our BIG June host recruitment campaign we now have events confirmed in over 25 locations all accross the country. From Cardiff to Chelmsford, Dunfermline to Derby, this our biggest BIG meet-up ever. Our deadline for BIG June meet-up hosts is Thursday June 1. If you are interested in hosting a BIG June meet-up, please enusre you register before then. Click...

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  • The latest #SpotlightSunday superstar

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Step into the spotlight Alison! Alison is currently our Vice President Student Support and her nominators told us she "has had a big impact on the OU student community. Alison is always happy to help, very supportive and approachable. If she doesn't have the information for a student she will find it out. She makes a fab Vice President Student Support! "Alison has...

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  • Wanted: Faculty of Business and Law student observers

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Would you like to be one of five student observers attending the next Faculty of Business and Law Faculty Assembly Meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 June 2017 on the OU campus in Milton Keynes? You need to be currently studying in the faculty but no prior knowledge is necessary to come and observe the discussions and decisions being taken by your university to...

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  • Wanted: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies student observers

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Would you like to be one of five student observers attending the next Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies Faculty Assembly Meeting on the morning of Tuesday, 27 June 2017 on the OU campus in Milton Keynes? You need to be currently studying in the faculty but no prior knowledge is necessary to come and observe the discussions and decisions being taken by...

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