The Open University is the UK’s largest university. In fact we have over 170,000 people currently studying with us. We are the leading expert in flexible higher education underpinned by our world-leading research. Crowdfunding is a fun, exciting way to promote the University’s student and academic led projects and help people bring them to life through funding.

WHAT IS THE OU CROWD?

The OU Crowd is The Open University’s crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunding is an easy, interactive way for donors to help bring the ideas you care about – big and small – to life. Crowdfunding makes more projects possible by enabling lots of people to make small contributions online.

THE TEAM

Mark Parsons, Annual Fund Manager, mark.parsons@open.ac.uk

Emily Portch, Senior Alumni Engagement Co-ordinator, emily.portch@open.ac.uk

PROJECT IDEAS

If you are a student or staff member of The Open University and wish to get in touch regarding a project please contact Emily Portch at emily.portch@open.ac.uk

MATCH FUNDING

If you wish to match fund a project please get in touch with Emily Portch at emily.portch@open.ac.uk