The Open University Milton Keynes

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The Open University Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Campus

Getting to Walton Hall

The Open University has its headquarters at Walton Hall in Milton Keynes, which is 80km north of Central London, midway between Oxford and Cambridge, and just off the M1 motorway, linking it to Birmingham and the north of England.

If you’re coming by car, our address is:

The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

The campus is 4 miles from Milton Keynes Central railway station, served by the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and London (Euston).

When you arrive, a campus map is available for you to get around the campus.

OU Go mobile app

OU Go is a 3D map guide for the Milton Keynes campus that you can download onto your mobile phone.

It uses GPS data to help you navigate to specified buildings, events, car parking, cycle parking, and outdoor art exhibits.

Download the app via the App Store on iTunes for iPhone users, or the Google Play store for Android users.

Academics at Milton Keynes

Around 1,200 full-time academics work at the Milton Keynes campus, along with some 250 of our 1,400 full-time and part-time postgraduate research students.

Faculties and research centres

Jobs at The Open University

Research at Milton Keynes

The University has invested significantly in its infrastructure for research, increasing laboratory space at Milton Keynes headquarters by nearly 50 per cent in the last seven years. Our newest facility is the Jennie Lee Building, which houses dedicated laboratories for pervasive computing and deployment of ambient and ubiquitous technologies.

Services at Milton Keynes

Our students and academics are supported by around 4,000 administrative, technical, secretarial and student services staff. Among the administrative and service units with a public-facing role who are based at Walton Hall are:

  • Development Office
  • Library
  • Media Relations
  • Open University Students’ Association
  • Open University Validation Services
  • Open University Worldwide
  • Student Services

Milton Keynes community

The OU plays an active role in Milton Keynes life. The local networks in which it is a partner, member or sponsor include:

  • Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce
  • Milton Keynes Community Foundation
  • Bletchley Park