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Travel Advice provide information and advice for staff and visitors. We provide information and advice on travelling to University premises by different types of transport and University initiatives for example, greener travel. 

The Open University promotes principles of sustainability, environmental and social justice in their broadest sense. We define sustainability as meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The UN Sustainable Development Goals express sustainability in the context of social, environmental, economic, global and future wellbeing.

We acknowledge the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations, including the goods and services we procure, our travel, our estate and our finance policies. We are committed to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, through a programme of investment and measures to reduce and mitigate the adverse environmental impact of our activities.

To find out more about sustainability please look to our Sustainability at the OU page Sustainability at The Open University

For staff: These pages are for local travel information, if you are travelling internationally please go to International Travel (


Travel Plan

Please note the Travel Plan is currently being reviewed under the Sustainability Groups and Estates.

Our policy is contained in the University Travel Plan which is central to the role of an institution in reducing traffic congestion, accidents and the environmental impacts of the transport activities of their staff, customers and visitors.

Travel Advice News

ParksTrust Guided Lunchtime Walk- Exploring Ouzel Valley Park 6th of June

We have organised a guided lunchtime walk- exploring Ouzel valley park, 6th of June and would love for you to attend.

Please email if you wish to attend.

29th May 2024

Jennie Lee Bike Shed Closure

Effective From Monday 20th May 2024

Due to the construction work taking place in Jennie Lee Building and footpath being used as the delivery and waste away route, Estates have taken the decision to close the rear and side path to the Jennie Lee Building and the Jennie Lee Bike shelter. To segregate the movement of materials and pedestrians.


Date work commences: Monday 20th May

Date of completion: October 2024


Please find attached a site map detailing alternative bike shelters.

22nd May 2024
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