Fundraising at The Open University

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Together we can open up the future


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Explore our current projects

Our projects bring immeasurable benefits to so many lives, and we rely on the generosity of our donors for all of them. We’re already making a difference worldwide – but we have the potential to do even more.

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By working in partnership we can achieve shared goals; combining the University’s global reach and academic expertise with your organisation’s ambitions. Together, we can develop innovative projects to tackle a wide array of social, cultural and global issues.

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Ways to support the OU

By making a gift to The Open University, you can help to transform people's lives through education. Find out about the different ways that you can support The Open University.

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Meet the team

Here's how to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Tree of Learning

We are thrilled to announce that The Open University’s Tree of Learning sculpture has now been ‘planted’ in the Betty Boothroyd Library

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On behalf of the students and millions of lives touched by the projects you support, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has ever supported The Open University – you’ve personally made such a difference.

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Taking care of donors

As you care for others through your gifts, we care for you.

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Join the alumni community

Register on the alumni website to update your details, view your qualifications and read inspirational alumni stories (and share your own!)

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Frequently asked questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions may be able to answer your query

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