Uppingham – A School for Life

In today’s highly competitive job market, a word of advice, a recommendation or some practical support can go a long way in helping school and university leavers on their way to a successful career. The OU team receives many requests from young OUs seeking help and wherever possible try to connect them with experienced OUs willing to have a chat and offer advice.

Examples of recent support include:

  • an MA graduate in History and Business of Art who was found a two-week placement with Christie’s
  • a school leaver who gained work experience in a global property company in Hong Kong
  • a recent graduate whose support from an OU eventually helped him into his preferred field of ship-broking
  • many OUs have been assisted in the fields of finance and property also with a great network of contacts available to assist in these industries.

The OUs who gave their advice were also delighted to have been able to help and took great satisfaction in doing so. If you think you can help a young OU in your profession, please contact the OU Office.


Being part of a ‘School for Life’ opens up opportunities for networking across your professional sector. With more than 1000 OUs in a dedicated group on LinkedIn as well as targeted professional events (Law, Property, Finance etc) we want to help you to meet the fellow OUs working in your sector. If you haven’t given us your career details, or have moved job recently, do keep us updated so that we can make sure you are invited to events relevant to you.