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Travel Advice and Information

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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 bat walk 21st of May

We have organised a bat walk on Tuesday 21st of May and would love for you to attend.

Please email if you wish to attend.

1st May 2024

EV roadshow 3rd of April 2024 highlights

We extend our thanks to all who supported our EV roadshow event on April 3rd. The invaluable support from the Go Green team and the OU Club.


Attendees had the chance to experience test drives of electric vehicles, ensure the safety of their charging cables through PAT testing, and explore the benefits of Go Green and OU club merchandise.


For those who couldn't join us, we're delighted to announce that our EV retailers will be returning for our Travel Fayre in July, providing another opportunity to engage with sustainable transportation options.

30th April 2024
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