Getting involved with the AOUG

Volunteer as an

Executive Committee Member 

You will need to be a full Graduate Member and then apply by completing the nomination form in the Winter OMEGA so that you can stand for election the following year. Each Executive Representative position requires three assenters from their own Region or Nation and each Officer position requires six assenters who can be from any Region or Nation.

Ballot papers are then circulated in the following Spring OMEGA and if you get sufficient votes, you will take up your position on the Executive Committee at the end of the AGM  that year.

Please check the requirements of the role you wish to apply for prior to completing the nomination form to ensure you fully understand the responsibilities of the role.

Volunteer to be our OMEGA Editor

Interested in journalism, publishing or design? Want to gain experience to put on your CV?

Do you:
• enjoy visualising design layout?
• work well to deadlines?
• work well in a team?
• have good written communication skills?
• have good computer skills?
• have good spatial awareness?

(or you do you know someone else who is?)

It does not matter if you are an AOUG member or not, as long as you are interested in working in a voluntary capacity to help the Officers produce OMEGA three times a year.

Contact the AOUG Office for more information:

01908 653316 (answerphone)

Get Involved Locally

Find out about and attend Local events with your family and friends

Take photos for the Website News, Facebook and Local Newsletters and submit to the AOUG Office

Provide an article from your visit for Newsletter/OMEGA/Website

Arrange an event yourself and provide ideas for future visits to your Executive Representative

Become a Local Contact where you can engage with members and plan events near to you

Encourage OU students and graduates to join AOUG

Make contact with your local OU Students Group to support them through study and make new contacts

Volunteer to process at a Degree Ceremony
(a privilege given to AOUG members by our University)

Get involved for your  Association 

Wear an AOUG badge or use our affinity  merchandise

Visit the Website regularly

Check the Facebook page and  join the Members’ group to engage directly with other members.

Encourage anyone to study with The Open University

Attend Local and Association events

Attend the Research Awards Ceremony and the Foundation Lecture held at Walton Hall on the first Friday in October

Join us for our AGM and Social Weekend 

Volunteer as OMEGA Editor

Volunteer as Website Editor

Purchase AOUG affinity merchandise. This supports AOUG

Suggest new merchandise ideas

Donate to AOUG Foundation for Education – AOUG’s own charity which supports OU Research students and new OU Graduates