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Update: Postal Correspondence

The University remains open but most staff have, as advised by the Government, transitioned to remote working and the University campus is now closed to ensure safety of staff and the OU community. This means we will temporarily be unable to process postal correspondence (which is being kept safely for our return). Sadly there will be a delay in our ability to acknowledge your generosity by post, or respond to physical mail. This does not in any way diminish our gratitude for your support, and we hope that you will understand that these unprecedented circumstances have meant we have had to rapidly adapt the way we work.

If you would like to continue to support the University, and make a life-changing difference to our students, you can still do so online. If you have any questions, please contact us at and we will get back in touch as soon as possible. 

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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.



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.


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.

Meet the team

Meet the team

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

Tree of Learning

Your Tree of Learning is here

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

OU legacy garden


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.

Donor recognition

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!)


Frequently asked questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions may be able to answer your query