Association of Open University Graduates



Poole Degree Ceremony 2016

AOUG at Degree Ceremonies

AOUG members have assisted at these ceremonies since 1987, when the then Vice-Chancellor John Horlock, invited members of the Steering Committee to attend. Their role was to explain to new graduates about the official launch of the Association of Open University Graduates in the following June.

Every year AOUG nominates members to represent the Association in an academic procession at Degree Ceremonies throughout the United Kingdom. This is a special opportunity to sit with the OU VIPs on the stage during the ceremony and to share the atmosphere of the occasion, observing the new graduates receiving their personal congratulations. AOUG is also hosting stands at some ceremonies in 2017. The ‘Meet and Greet’ teams welcome and talk to graduates and their families and tell them a little about our Association.

There is still time to volunteer to process in October or November. If you are interested, please download and complete the form below and return to the AOUG Office by 22nd August 2017. For September Ceremonies, please contact the AOUG Office for details and any available vacancies.

Volunteer Academic Procession 2017