The Open University

The Open University was established by Royal Charter on 23 April 1969 and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019.  The OU is the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide.

Uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, combining their learning while earning, the innovative, award-winning distance teaching credentials have seen over 2 million students receive an education, otherwise denied to them at campus-based universities.