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Get involved with OU student consultation in March 2021

Get involved in shaping your Open University study and tell us your ideas at the student consultations being held throughout March.

The meetings will be hosted by OU staff and held on the following dates (date, time - students invited - platform):

  • Wednesday 3 March, 19:30-21:30 - All students - Microsoft Teams
  • Saturday 6 March, 10:30-12:30 - Students in Wales - Microsoft Teams
  • Monday 8 March, 18:30-20:30 - All students - Adobe Connect
  • Wednesday 10 March, 18:30-20:30 - Students in Ireland - Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 11 March, 19:00-21:00 - Students from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background - Adobe Connect
  • Saturday 13 March, 09:00-11:00 - International students - Adobe Connect
  • Monday 15 March, 19:30-21:30 - Students under 25 - Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday 16 March, 10:30-12:30 - All students - Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday 17 March, 18:30-20:30 - Students in Scotland - Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 18 March, 18:00-20:00 - International students - Microsoft Teams
  • Saturday 20 March, 09:30-11:30 - All students - Adobe Connect

  • At the consultations we’ll be asking for your input on two different topics. 2020 was a difficult and very different year. COVID-19 meant the University had to change its approach to tuition resulting in a different student experience to previous years. We’d like to learn from your experiences of tuition to find out what has worked and what has not worked for students. Your feedback is vital in order to help ensure we consider lessons learnt from the impact of the pandemic and what areas you think we should think about in informing any future plans for Tuition.

    We’ll also be asking you to share your thoughts on the future of the OU as we develop the new University strategy. We are very keen to make sure that it is informed by as wide a range of student perspectives as possible.

    The final session will be hosted by the Open University Students Association and is an opportunity to talk further with student representatives about the consultations, to ask any questions that are on your mind, and to find out more about the Association’s work and other opportunities to get involved.

    A summary of the feedback you give will be reviewed by senior staff in the University to inform how best to make improvements to your study experience and support you in achieving your goals.

    I want to learn more about student consultation

    Places are limited and will be allocated to ensure that students from across our diverse student body are able to attend.

    To avoid missing out, please sign up by 14 February 2021 or alternatively, if you have any questions, please email

    Sign up now

    We hope to let you know as soon as possible if you have been allocated a place.