Open University

Open University

Open University

Date Founded



Walton Hall,Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities
Education Research & Support

Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Holding Companies
Human Resources & Personnel Services
Schools & Student Services

Company Description

The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based throughout the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. There is also a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1000 members of academic and research staff and over 2500 administrative, operational and support staff. The OU was established in 1969 and the first students enrolled in January 1971.The University administration is based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, but has regional centres in each of its thirteen regions around the United Kingdom. It also has offices and regional examination centres in many other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units.

Executives & Employees

Head, Public Affairs

Head, Defense Business Development

Head of Tresury Services

Global Business Director

Director, Government & External Affairs

Director of Development

Director of Strategy

Finance Director

Acting Director, Technology Enhanced Learning

Distinguished Alumni
Tony Wood is now Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Meggitt Plc
Adam Singolda is now Chief Executive Officer & Director at Taboola Ltd.
Mark de Ste Croix is now Head of Compliance & Legal at Raymond James Investment Services Ltd.
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