About Us

OU Students Shop is part of the Open University Students Association. It was established in 1995 to provide a service to OU Students. We are the only body authorised to sell OU branded merchandise and reproduce past exam papers. 

Our aims are: 

  • To provide a value for money service for students. 
  • To offer goods and services that support and benefit the OU student experience. 
  • To foster a sense of shared identity among OU students and the wider OU community.
  • To promote and support the OUSET charity. 

The Association’s Board of Trustees work with the staff at the Students Association to make the OU Students Shop a success. Any profit earned from merchandising supports the achievement of the Association’s charitable objectives. Customers are also invited to make a voluntary donation to the OU Students Educational Trust (OUSET). OUSET is a charity run by the Students Association to support OU students experiencing financial hardship. So, by purchasing merchandise, you are supporting the student charity too! 

Via the Shop we also provide access to past exam papers that you can download free of charge. 

You can browse through our entire range of merchandise and exam papers online. We also sell a more limited range of merchandise at events such as degree ceremonies, residential schools, day schools and other student events. If you are interested in volunteering as a student marketing representative at an event local to you, or would like to request an OU Students Shop merchandise stall to enhance your student event, please contact the team at ousa-services@open.ac.uk

We use real models in our catalogue photography because we believe in a clothing and merchandise range that is open to everyone and as diverse as @OUstudents.