They must be graduates of the Open University, not employed by the OU, and in their ultimate or penultimate year of study. This year's winners were:
Bernard Gates (AOUG Chancellor Asa Briggs Award), nominated by the Arts faculty for his thesis on the codification of pitch elements in the early atonal music of Alban Berg;
Adrian Patrick, nominated by the Technology faculty (AOUG Baroness Lee of Asheridge Award) for his research on A Communications Architecture for the Electricity Supply Industry;
Angela Burns for her studies in accounts of jealousy in romantic relationships (AOUG Walter Perry Award) - made within the Social Sciences faculty.
The Awards were presented in the Lecture Theatre at Walton Hall in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor, members of OU staff, the recipients' families and friends and members of the Association.
A buffet lunch preceded a conducted tour of the Walton Hall campus for Association members.