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OU research impact

Open University research shapes policy and practice, drives innovation and has practical applications which change lives across the globe.

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OU research impact

Sir David Attenborough@ © Alex Board/ Silverback Films/BBC
Sir David Attenborough@ © Alex Board/ Silverback Films/BBC

Join Sir David Attenborough on an epic adventure that will reveal the wonders of British Wildlife.

Co-produced by The Open University, Wild Isles is the BBC’s latest landmark documentary series celebrating nature that exists on our doorstep while shining a light on the environmental challenges affecting the British Isles.

Learn about our involvement and explore our interactive map

Congratulations OU graduates!

This spring, thousands of OU graduates across the four nations will attend their degree ceremonies where their hard work, commitment and determination will be celebrated in front of audiences packed with proud loved ones. Their journeys began with a single step. So can yours. Choose your course.
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Statement on equality and diversity

The OU was founded to open up higher education to all, regardless of background or circumstances. Our mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas—and as such, equality and diversity are at the heart of everything we do. 

Read more about equality and diversity