Alchemy Membership

These are the types of membership:-

Associate Membership - Free of charge

You have access to a small part of the website and, more importantly, get to know about Alchemy, OU and other chemistry-related events that you might be interested in: careers advice sessions, revision weekends, important news regarding OU modules, etc. Basically, it means you're on our mailing list so you get to hear about things early. 


Full membership - £5.00 per year

You get four newsletters a year, featuring chemical news, articles, book reviews, study support, interesting applications, interviews, puzzles....  You also have full access to the Members Only area, which includes our past paper solutions for chemistry modules and S104, as well as study resources and course reviews.  


Full membership - Contributor - Free of charge

 All the benefits of full membership free for a year! To get it, you need to have written for us, or organised something for us. We like to reward our contributors! Get in touch if you'd like to get involved oualchemy at  


Full membership - OU Staff - Free of charge

You get all the benefits of full membership at no charge at all. Please use your email address or drop us a line at OUAlchemy (at) with your username.


If you want to be a mem­berCreate an Account  with us!  If you were a member on our old website, I'm afraid you have to re-register!

Also, if you like our soci­ety and would like to tell your friends and col­leagues about it, or to share with the world that you are a proud mem­ber of OU Alchemy, you can down­load our flyer here.


How to join

Create an account on this website. You will receive an email asking you to validate your email address. 

Make a payment of £5.00 to Alchemy via Paypal. On the left hand side menu, under "Subscription", enter the email address used for registering with Alchemy and click on "Pay now". This will take you to the Paypal website, where your payment is sent through to Alchemy. 

Unfortunately, the system is NOT AUTOMATED - the people activating your account, checking payments etc are also students with work, study, lives etc - so please allow TWO OR THREE DAYS for processing your application. You'll get an email from our oualchemy at account once you're activated.
If your account is still not activated after that, please drop us a line

If at any point you wish us to remove your details from our website database, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we will do so.