Welcome to Region 09 – the North


Hello from the Association of Open University Graduates in the North. The Region, 09, is a large region from the east to the west coast of England and from Yorkshire to the Scottish Borders. There are large cities and towns such as Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Darlington, the counties Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria and Tees Valley. (Cleveland) Thus it is rural and urban in character.
I live in Newcastle upon Tyne, and have worked in most of the areas mentioned and have relatives in the areas too. The photographs illustrate the wide variety of the region plus two photographs of the Sage Gateshead where Graduation Ceremonies are held. I have had the pleasure of attending such Ceremonies being the Representative of the AOUG. It is a marvellous occasion seeing the happiness on Graduation day. The venue is spectacular on the southern bank of the River Tyne with its glass windows looking out across the river. We welcome members from the Region and beyond in the promotion of the AOUG and The Open University both now and in the future.

Violet Rook

Email: violetrook@btinternet.com

Executive Representative: Violet Rook – 07927671127