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The Open University in London

In London

As well as being a provider of education nationally, The Open University is involved in a number of local projects and partnerships, contributing to education and the local economy.


Our Regional Centre

The OU in London serves students right across London. We’re based in Camden Town and our 100 staff and 850 tutors support 18,000 students by phone, email and through tutorials at 22 study centres in London.

Our Regional Centre is a hub for enquirers and students, with regular open events to give you a feel for what it's like to study with the OU. If you are thinking about studying with the OU or are trying to decide which course is right for you, you can come and view course materials in the Library at the Regional Centre on weekdays between 9.00am and 4.30pm.


Access and Health & Social Care Information Event

The Open University in London
1 - 11 Hawley Crescent
Camden Town
London NW1 8NP

Thursday 13 November
2.00pm - 7.30pm

If you are considering study with The Open University but wish to develop your study skills and build your confidence,then this event is for you. An Open University (OU) Access Module may be the ideal starting point so come to this event to find out more.

If Health & Social Care is your interest come and meet faculty staff, attend taster sessions, and have your questions answered regarding the Open University's Health & Social Care qualifications and modules, and OU method of study.

During the day we will be running a number of taster sessions exploring our Access and Health & Social Care modules.

For more information and to book a place on a taster session please click on the link below.

Further information about the event


European Day of Languages

Celebrate European Day of Languages with The Open University and join in a variety of activities.

The Open University in London
1 - 11 Hawley Crescent
Camden Town
London NW1 8NP

Thursday 26 September
5pm to 7pm

  • Taster sessions in Chinese, Italian, Classical Greek and Latin
  • Talks about aspects of Spanish, French and German culture
  • If you are already studying a language with the OU, speak to a Language specialist about what to do next
  • Meet some Language tutors and look at course materials, including the very popular course L185 ‘English for academic purposes online’
  • Try out OU Live, our virtual language classroom

For more information click on the link below or call 020 7556 6193

For more information about the event


Open Near You

We work with libraries, museums and other organisations across the city to provide a busy programme of events throughout the year, aimed at people who are new to the OU or who have had some time away from study. Come along for an informal conversation to get answers to your questions about courses, study methods and how to fit study around the rest of your life.


Please click below to view the full programme of OU Events in London


Adult Learners' Week 2013 - Open Day

If you have not studied with The Open University before, this event is for you!

The Open University in London
1 - 11 Hawley Crescent
Camden Town
London NW1 8NP

Wednesday 15 May
11am to 7pm

Come along for an informal conversation to get answers to your questions about courses, study methods and other aspects about learning with the OU.

Just drop in - no appointment necessary.

Come and attend one of the fun and interactive taster sessions happening throughout the day - please use the weblink below to see the timings of the sessions and to book.

  • How Does OU Study Work?
  • An Introduction to Business Studies
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Psychology
  • French - Bienvenue!

Please note: If you are already an OU student or have studied with us before, please refer to StudentHome (<>) or contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service on
0845 300 60 90 for appropriate advice and information.

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Home but not alone

Through 'partnership' and contract agreements local colleges, universities and other bodies provide facilities for Open University staff to meet their students for tutorials at the following places in London:

  • Aldwych (London School of Economics)
  • Birkbeck (Birkbeck College)
  • Bromley (Bromley College)
  • Camden Town (Open University in London Regional Centre)
  • Chiswick (Arts Educational London Schools)
  • Croydon (Croydon College)
  • Hammersmith (William Morris Academy)
  • Hampstead (Hampstead Town Hall)
  • Harrow (Harrow College)
  • Havering (Havering College)
  • Kingston (Kingston College)
  • Mile End (Queen Mary College)
  • Museum of London
  • New Cross (Goldsmiths College)
  • Plaistow (Lister Community School)
  • Putney (South Thames College)
  • Regents College
  • Shoreditch (Hackney Community College)
  • Southgate (Southgate College)
  • Tottenham (College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London)
  • Twickenham (Richmond-upon-Thames College)
  • Westminster (University of Westminster's New Cavendish Street, Marylebone and Wells Street campuses)
  • Waterloo (King's College, London, Waterloo Campus and Strand Campus)
  • Waltham Forest College

Actual tutorial provision at individual locations depends on the overall tutorial programme and level of demand.


School Governors required

The Open University is supporting national charity School Governors’ One-Stop Shop to encourage more people to volunteer as School Governors.

Being a Governor allows you to make a positive difference to the lives and aspirations of local children and provides a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development. Open University students who have already volunteered for this role within their local schools have found the experience both challenging and extremely rewarding.

School Governors are the most important voluntary workers in education BUT there can still be as many as 40,000 vacant places across England at any one time!

Please see the attached for further information about the School Governors’ One-Stop Shop and how to get involved.

For further information about becoming a School Governor


Royal Geographical Society Ambassador Scheme

The Open University in London has for the third year joined with the Royal Geographical Society's Ambassador Scheme to recruite undergraduate and postgraduate geography students to work with children in secodary schools in Greater London in the 11 - 19 age groups. The aim is to enthuse and inform young people about the relevance of geography in practice and in career development and to enlighten them about geography at HE level. Ambassadors do not need prior experience of working with children just a desire to be a positive role model in the promotion of studying geography.

The attached PDF document provides further information about the scheme, a list of training dates at the Royal Geographical Society's HQ in Kensington, and how to register for training.

Information about RGS Ambassador Scheme


Community Partnerships in London

The Open University has always aimed to make higher education accessible to people unable to pursue the traditional routes to university study.

In London, we run a series of activities designed to enable those who might not normally consider HE study to successfully study with the OU.

Please contact us on 020 7485 6597 to find out more.

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