The Walton Hall campus is set in parkland on the outskirts of the city, with plenty of green spaces, cycle routes and walks nearby. It is a well-established, 48 hectare, self-contained campus, accommodating more than 1,000 members of academic and research staff, with around 4,000 support staff. It is a stimulating place to work comprising state of the art research facilities, offices and services, an outstanding library, a nursery, high-quality catering and green spaces.
There is a bus service from the campus to most parts of the city, including the train station from which there are excellent train links to London and other cities. The campus is also served by the famous Milton Keynes ‘Redway’ of cycle routes, which offers safe road-free cycling right across the city. There are many free car parks on campus.
There are classes offering yoga, belly dancing, keep fit and more, as well as clubs for tennis, badminton, martial arts, sailing and running.
The campus has a purpose-built nursery – Mulberry Bear Day Nursery and Pre-School. It is an independent charity supported by the OU and managed by parents. There may be a waiting list in some age groups. For further information and to apply for a place, visit the Mulberry Bear Day Nursery's website.
Studying for an OU research degree isn’t all work and no play. There are over 40 clubs on campus to choose from – covering everything from tai chi to films. Check out the OU Club website.
The Open University Students Association is the University’s representative body for all students. the Association encourages the formation of societies, clubs and groups, and provides social activities for its members and their families.