Life Sciences Qualifications

For the latest update on named life sciences qualifications see our course choice information.

Do you care about animals

Please see our introduction to S E S and animal testing.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Please see our newsletter for spring 2017.


If you are attending residential school or an OU or OUSA event and would like to distribute information about SES, you can download factsheets from Resources.


A warm and compassionate welcome from Students for Ethical Science (past and present) of the Open University

We aim to persuade the Open University, by peaceful and legal means, to end its harmful use of animals in life sciences, and replace it with academically equivalent or superior non-harmful alternatives.

For more information about S E S, its aims and history see About Us or email us at the addresses given on the Contacts page. For information about studying biology and gaining named qualifications in biology and life sciences without harming animals see OU Study and Research.

Do you care about animals?


Students for Ethical is looking for new members to keep the society active.

Are you interested in taking part in a discussion about the society's future role and activities?

To find out more about S E S and the use of animals in research and the implications of Brexit for animal use and welfare see our introduction to S E S and animal testing.

Find us and join us

If you are a current O U student or staff member, you can find us and talk to us online at OUSA Ethical Science.

If you agree with our aims, please visit the Join Us page where you can download a membership form. Membership is open to OU current and former students and staff of all disciplines. As a member you will be able to sign up to our members' forum.