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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

Have your voice heard during Freshers 23!

Location: At home / online  Duration: One off  Dedication: Less than 1 hour

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Would you like to learn how your very own Student Voice can make a difference at the OU?

How can you give feedback on your OU experience? Why does it matter? And how could you get more involved in making change at the OU, gaining new skills and experiences?

Come and find out more about ‘Student Voice’ at the OU, how you can make a difference to the student experience and other opportunities to be involved from shaping new curriculum to making sure policies meet student needs.

We’ll also give you your first chance to ‘Have your say’ – tell us about your OU experience so far – whether you’ve only just begun or you’re about to complete your final module. What’s gone well, what could be better, what areas of the student experience would you like to tell us more about?

Join colleagues from The Open University’s Student Voice Team and from the OU Students Association to find out about 'Having your say at the OU'.

The session will involve a short presentation and interactive activities.

Hosts: Lou Robinson (VP Engagement), Jemma Denton and Fanni Zombor (Sutdent Voice Team)

Please click on the 'find out more' button below to be directed to the Student Association website. There you will find the 'Having your say day' session joining instructions.

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Student Leadership Team Co-option

Location: At home / online  Duration: Year Long  Dedication: One day

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Are you eager to create a positive impact among your fellow OU Students? Do you thrive in welcoming team environments? Look no further! The Students Association are excited to welcome applications from individuals who want to be part of our Student Leadership Team.

(Please note you will need to be logged into or if you don't have a website account, register for a website account to apply for this opportunity.)

At the Students Association, we have a Student Leadership Team who represent students, and influence all levels of decision-making within The Open University. As part of the team, you will attend relevant meetings, work together with fellow SLT members on projects and campaigns, and fulfil the relevant tasks listed within the role description while experiencing a unique and empowering journey.

No previous experience of working with the Association is required. You just need to:

-Be a current OU (Open University) student.

-Be enthusiastic.

-Be willing to learn.

-Have ideas about what you would like to do if co-opted.

We also don’t expect volunteers to have prior work experience within professional roles relating to advertised positions. The Association is a welcoming space for people to grow and learn in. Full training would be provided if you were successful, and a friendly staff team will be around to answer any queries you have and support you throughout your term.

This co-option is to fill nine roles within the Student Leadership Team and includes the below roles. Please find more information about each by clicking on the 'find out more' button for specific roles available and the application page.

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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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OU Students Association engagement opportunities.

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

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During Student Voice Week 2022, students asked for more examples of how they could engage with other students and gain a sense of community whilst studying. As a result, we want to highlight some of the opportunities that the Student Association provide on this opportunities page.

Please click on the 'find out more' button which will direct you to all the opportunities that are currently available at the Students Association.

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Student Voice in partnership with... OU Students Association