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The Open University Alumni Association

Once you complete your studies with The Open University (OU), you automatically belong to our powerful 380,000-strong alumni community.

Being part of the OU Alumni Association enables you to access a range of member benefits and resources. You can also ‘give back’ by contributing to campaigns, sharing content or volunteering.

There are ways to stay connected and share your successes, support current students along their journey and help spread the word to potential new students.

As a member of the Alumni Association you’ll still receive communications from us, including invites to events and the latest OU news. If you have moved house or changed email address, you can contact us to update your details too.

Visit the OU Alumni Association

Professional networking

Network with more than 8,000 fellow alumni who share your work ethic. Access The Open University Alumni LinkedIn group to access a professional network of like-minded people.

The Law Lecture

The Law Lecture, presented by The Open University Law School, gives our students and alumni the opportunity to hear from a prominent legal figure, about their life and career. Previous keynote speakers have included leading barrister and human rights activist Shami Chakrabarti CBE, OU graduate Ian Wise QC and Cherie Blair CBE QC.

At our Law Lecture 2017 Sir Nicholas Forwood QC spoke about his career and challenges in EU competition law and shared insights on Brexit. Formerly a Judge of the General Court of the EU, Sir Nicholas has since joined White & Case LLP in Brussels as Counsel.

Upcoming Events

Jun 13

Student Hub Live: Critical thinking and writing (Intermediate)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

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Jun 20

Student Hub Live: Playfulness, practices and perspectives: the art of learning from one another

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Student Hub Live: Critical thinking and writing (Advanced)

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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