The Open University

The Open University

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The Open University

The Open University gives everyone the chance to study at higher education level regardless of their previous qualifications, age, location, disability, financial restrictions or social commitments.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    The OU promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

    Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it is a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.

  • Aims

    The Open University aims to:

    • The OU was founded to open up higher education to all, regardless of their circumstances or where they live. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1969

    Phone number: 01908 655044

    Address: The Open University Development Office, Jim Burrows Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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