The OU works with unions to extend higher education to union members. Here you can get information about courses that are available from the OU as well as point you in the right direction to get help regarding any concerns you may have about studying at higher education level, financial support and avoiding huge educational debt.
You can study with The Open University no matter who you are, where you are or what you do.
The OU and Unionlearn signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2006. This provided the basis for working in partnership to support union members to access higher level learning opportunities. There is an OU-Unionlearn Steering Group made up of representatives of the OU, unionlearn and unions affiliated to the TUC which manages this special relationship.
The Open University has over 600 courses, covering a wide range of fascinating subjects including a range of Access Courses which are popular with union learners and also ideal for those returning to study or new to higher education. To find out more request a prospectus or speak to an advisor on 0845 300 6090, quoting UNIONM.
The OU offers a unique study experience. If you haven’t studied with us before, click here to find out more about How OU study works.
Click here to visit OU View, the OU’s YouTube channel, covering a wide range of video subjects and issues. Below is a couple of videos about the OU student experience:
Returning to Learning – student experience
An OU student’s experience
Come and meet us at one of our events where you can find out from OU staff what it’s like to study with us, and how our courses suit your needs. Click here to find your nearest event.
Free mentoring course
Take advantage of the free mentoring course developed by the OU and Foundation Degree Forward for workplace mentors available by clicking here.
For general enquiries from union learners and requests for further information please call 0845 300 60 90 and quote ‘UNIONM’.