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. It is hoped that AOUG will also continue to host 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.

All full members of AOUG, whether long standing or new, are very welcome to volunteer for processing or helping on the stands at as many different venues as they wish. Full information will be sent to selected volunteers in advance and an explanation of what is required will be given on the day.

If you would like to be considered please complete the relevant insert form in the Winter OMEGA, which members will receive in December, or download the form below. Forms should be returned to the AOUG Office by 31st December 2016 as lists of volunteers need to be submitted to the OU in early February.

Volunteer Academic Procession 2017

Volunteer AOUG Stand 2017