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How would you like to help someone change their life?  The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK’s largest university.  The latest Research Excellence Framework (2021) - the UK's system for assessing the quality of Higher Education research - ranked the OU in the top third of UK universities for research power and 76% of the University's research, which spans 21 broad and distinct disciplines, world-leading or internationally excellent.  

Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.

All of our roles play a key part in our students' journey.  We have a range of exciting opportunities for ambitious academics and researchers, as well as top class teaching and professional services roles. We offer a dynamic, inter-disciplinary research culture where academics and researchers can work creatively.

Disabled applicants

The Open University positively welcomes disabled applicants. If you require any adjustments to enable you to attend the interview, please ensure that you contact the Resourcing Hub to discuss your requirements.

Please let us know if you need your copy of the Job Description in a different format to meet your needs. Additional accessibility information for disabled applicants is available from the Resourcing Hub.

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About the OU

Find out here about The Open University’s mission, strategy, management and governance

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Staff Benefits

We have a range of benefits for our staff including competitive salaries, generous annual leave, pension scheme and private healthcare scheme.

OU Research

Our research underpins the teaching we deliver and informs the high quality free open educational resources we provide to learners worldwide.

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Over 50 years of changing lives

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