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The OU talent pool

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Learn about OU students

OU students and alumni are as diverse and unique as the OU.

OU students and graduates already have work skills

Most already have the workplace skills and experience that straight-from-school graduates don't yet have. These include commercial awareness, digital skills, team-working, remote collaboration experience and customer knowledge.

Over 75% of our students are currently in full-time, part-time work or volunteering. By having to balance OU study with life commitments, OU students also show excellent resilience, self-motivation and time management skills.

OU students and graduates are of working age

The majority of our students are of working age, with a large proportion aged between 25 and 44.

OU students and graduates are local and global

While the majority of our students and graduates are based in England, we have students in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and internationally.

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If you would like to hear more about how we can help you or how you can help us

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or call us onĀ 01908 332162

OU Online Talent Connect

Our online careers fairs are fantastic opportunities to connect directly with OU students and showcase your organisation. Taking part in OU Online TalentConnect is flexible and free of charge.

Contact us for more information

Learning and development options with the OU

Find out about the OU's outstanding learning and development solutions for Business and Apprenticeships