Freshers 2021 is here

From 20 Sept – 3 Oct 2021 there will be a fortnight of online events, competitions and more for both new and continuing students...


Freshers Fortnight is nearly here, and what better opportunity for both new and continuing students to get involved in the online student community, and meet fellow OU students? Freshers is an opportunity for all students to learn about studying at the OU, what your Association can do for you, and take part in many enjoyable online sessions – from social events, to informative sessions, to wellbeing events and much more! Keep reading to see what we have in store…

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Open University students are distance learners, but that doesn’t mean we are isolated.

Freshers Fortnight is not only for the new starters. Open University students are distance learners, but that doesn’t mean we are isolated. Come and learn about Open University studies and the Students Association, meet your student reps, make friends and have fun. There are lots of prizes to be won as well!

Anca Seaton

VP Community

We have over 40 events for you to get involved in! From opportunities to get to know your student reps and ask questions about being an OU student, to Society and Club-led talks on a wide range of topics from fitness to alien worlds! If that wasn’t enough, we even have social sessions such as a Quiz and Bingo, opportunities to meet students in your faculty or area, and sessions from OU Pride and the Disabled Students Group. 

Take a look at all of the sessions on offer in our Freshers programme.   

We also have plenty of competitions and prize draws to take part in. There will be a Passport Bingo Prize Draw (for each key session you attend, you can collect one entry to the prize draw), a Writing Competition, Quiz, Bingo and more! To be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, from technology to OU merch, check back soon on the competitions and prize draws page for more info, or sign up to our special Freshers mailing list 

Keep up to date with what’s happening during Freshers by signing up to our Freshers mailing list. We will also be posting throughout Freshers on our Twitter and Facebook pages.   

To stay in the loop with your Association, why not sign up to our monthly newsletter too?   

‘See’ you at Freshers 2021! 


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Lara Munday

Lara is a member of the OU Students Association staff team.

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