The OU is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning.
We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities.
The Poetry Business publishes books, pamphlets and audio under its Smith/Doorstop imprint, and publishes literary magazine The North. It also runs Writing Days, the Writing School, residential courses, masterclasses, and a competition.