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How you can get involved and contribute to change

Here you can explore what opportunities are available for you to get involved in developing the student experience at the OU



Opportunity to become part of Legal Project Team

Location: United Kingdom and online  Duration: Flexible  Dedication: Flexible

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If you are a law student, we have a fantastic opportunity to work with a small team from the Open University, looking at legal research and the resources provided. Your role could include helping with focus groups (to be held with students and staff) and the chance to be included in follow up blogs, written reports and presentations, as part of the research team. (Amazon vouchers can be raised for time spent on the project). If you are interested, and want to know more, please do email asap the Project Lead, Mel at mel.holmes@open.ac.uk.

Survey now open - win a £150 voucher!

Location: United Kingdom and online  Duration: Flexible  Dedication: Less than 1 hour

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Survey now open - win a £150 voucher!

From now until 5 June 2024, all Open University students are invited to participate in a student-facing EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) survey to help us better understand the impact of our approach to fairness and inclusion at the OU.

Your responses will help to:

Identify and understand barriers to fairness and equality at the University. Create an inclusive environment where all our students can achieve their goals. Understand student experience of bullying and harassment at the OU. Improve the experience and outcomes of our students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Improve the experience and outcomes of our disabled students, particularly those with mental health conditions. The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete, and you can opt into a prize draw to win one of five £150 Tango/Amazon vouchers if you complete the survey.

Some students have been invited to participate directly and have received a unique link for the survey by email. So do check your email or see below for further information on how to participate in the survey.

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Sign up to the Student Voice mailing list

Location: At home / online  Duration: Flexible  Dedication: Flexible

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Sign up to the Student Voice mailing list to find out about all current opportunities that need your opinion, your voice, to make changes within the OU.

Please click on the 'find out more' button to be redirected to the mailing list sign up document.

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Do you have a passion for the environment and/or sustainability at the OU?

Location: At home / online  Duration: Flexible  Dedication: Flexible

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If you have a passion for the environment or a general interest in making things more sustainable, then the Students Association at the OU would love to hear from you!

Join the Environmental and Sustainability Society which is for students, former students, and staff of The Open University and others who advocate our society’s aims. “We envision a regenerative world, working together towards sustainable practices for a healthy environment, without compromising on the needs of future generations”.

The society members will support activities, events, and environmental action in the community and as individuals. The society are looking for help as it grows so if you are interested in joining as a member or a volunteer, contact us by following the link on the 'find out more' button. The link will take you direct to an article with much more information and contact details.

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Student Voice in partnership with... OU Students Association