Membership is for any student or member of the staff, past or present, of the Open University, who has an interest in poetry. If you fulfil these criteria, you are welcome to apply.
Membership of OU Poets brings you:
- Five magazines a year with 30-35 pages of poems
and comments on poems
- An annual anthology of members’ poems
- The chance to send in your own poems for
comments and helpful constructive criticism
- The chance to vote on and perhaps be included in the
society’s annual anthology
- The chance for full members (i.e. 12 month subscription) to attend day workshops and the annual poetry weekend
- Association with other OU people who share your
interest in poetry
OU Poets encourages members to contact each other and includes a membership list with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all members in each issue of the magazine. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you DO NOT wish these details to appear.
When you complete this form you are confirming that you are, or have been, a student or employee of the Open University.
Membership is £22 for the full year (£16 if you are on a low income or benefits) and if you join part way through the year the fee is pro-rata, as below. NB ‘Low income’ is defined as being in receipt of means tested benefits, i.e. Income based Job Seekers Allowance, ESA, Pension Credit, Universal Credit or similar and evidence should be included with your application.
Full membership is required in order to attend meetings and workshops. Should you decide to apply for full membership part way through the year and wish to pay the £22.00 / £16.00 so that you can attend OUP workshops / meetings, the current year’s past issues of our magazine will be sent to you as .pdfs.
|Low Income Sub||£16.00||£12.80||£9.60||£6.40||£3.20|
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