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Make a gift

By making a gift to The Open University, you can help to transform people's lives through education.

If you'd like to donate using your debit or credit card, use the 'Donate now' button below. Regular donations help maintain the support we can offer to students and vital projects and help us plan a more successful future for students. Alternatively, you can choose to support students and projects by cheque, through a gift in your Will or through share giving. If you'd like some help, or to donate by telephone please call the Alumni Engagement Team on 01908 655044.

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Leave a legacy

A gift in your Will can open a door into learning for future generations.

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Share giving

You can use shares for charitable purposes by supporting students and projects.

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Make a donation

Donate to one of our life-changing projects by debit or credit card, or set up a regular gift

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about giving to the OU, or would like more information? Our frequently asked questions may be able to answer your query

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Get in touch

Do you want to speak to a member of our team? Here’s how to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you