Registered Charity No: The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales, and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

For over fifty years, The Open University’s mission has been to open up education for all. As the largest UK academic institution, we’ve empowered over two million students across 157 countries to transform their lives through learning – helping to make the impossible, possible.

We believe that everyone has the right to access a high quality education, and our flexible approach means that people of all ages and circumstances can discover the life-changing benefits of studying.

Donations and legacies are vital in allowing us to ensure our courses and experience continue to remain open to everyone, whatever their personal circumstances and commitments.

If you would like to know more about how you can help The Open University, our Legacy Team would be happy to talk with you about ways in which legacies make a real difference to the University and the lives of its students. Alternatively, you may prefer to request our legacy information pack.