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Meet our students

No one knows The Open University better than our students.  We think our students are incredible and the stories they have are inspiring.  

Meet Leona

Find out how Leona manages studying to be a nurse, working full-time and raising a family.

Meet David

Read about David's journey into nursing and how he is now giving back to the OU.

Meet Rasha

Read about how Rasha, having settled in Northern Ireland after having left Syria, has been given an opportunity to study that she did not have before.

Michelle Laverty sitting on a sofa with a pile of books and study notes on her lap

Meet Michelle

Read about Michelle's inspiring OU journey through the difficult times in life.

Meet Emma

Find out how Emma used her time in furlough to invest in her career.

A pile of open books all laid on top of each other

Meet Peter

Read about how Peter used OU study to propel his career in science.

A pile of open books all laid on top of each other

Meet Laura

Find out how Laura went from working in a coffee shop to working for one of Belfast's top tech companies.

A pile of open books all laid on top of each other

Meet our Creative Writing Students

Check out the recent winners of our student creatIve writing competition.

Tell us your story

We are always looking for students to tell us their story so if you would like to tell us how the OU has impacted your life then just get in touch to tell us you want to take part.

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