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This is The Open University’s website for news. It contains topical content, with expert commentary from our academics, along with graduate case studies and what the OU has to say about developments across the Higher Education sector. We are the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning.

Day-to-day editorial management of this site’s content is provided by the Media Relations Team. The overall Editor-in-Chief is Head of External Communications, Graham Black.

You can also read copies of recent and previous OU media releases.

Contact the Media Relations Team

For all out of hours enquiries, please telephone +44 (0) 7901 515891. You can email the team at

Graham Black
Head of External Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 655 651
Mob: +44 (0) 7824 408476

Christine Drabwell
Media Relations Manager
All posts by Christine
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 858673
Mob: +44 (0) 7990 827027

Hannah Grimmette
Media Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 858313
Mob: +44 (0) 7901 515891

Bridgette Honegan
Media Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 659258
Mob: +44 (0) 7500 606103