The Open Diaries

Every year, thousands of students from all walks of life enrol at The Open University, each one deciding to write their own story. Welcome to The Open Diaries.

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Be inspired

The Open University helps anyone in the UK better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into The Open Diaries and discover what it’s like to take that life-changing step. From students to tutors, each story gives a fascinating and inspirational insight into their successes and struggles as they work towards their goal.

Start Your OU Story

Whether it’s for a promotion, a pay rise, passion or a change of career, take the first step on a life-changing journey with the OU today.

Join over 170,000 students currently studying a range of subjects and qualifications to help realise their goals and follow their dreams – and we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

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