The Open University Students Association is a company limited by guarantee (number 12031028) and a registered charity (number 1183837 and SC049546). We are a Students Union within the definition of the Education Act 1994. Our mission is to make a positive difference for all Open University students. Our student body is unlike any other, as shown by the following facts:
Our charitable objects are the advancement of education of students of the Open University for the public benefit by:
We operate through a democratic governance structure, which includes students elected by their fellow students in our key leadership roles. This includes our President and the Central Executive Committee of student representatives who shape the policy and activities of the Students Association. The Central Executive Committee members are the public face of the organisation, representing student interests.
We provide a number of services to our students, including: