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Changes to policy and curriculum

Research Degrees Handbook

In August 2021, The Open University published its new Research Degrees Handbook for the first time.

The changes made:

There have been several significant changes to this policy:

  1. Section 1.4.3 - Supervision and Third-party monitoring: Inclusion of reference to the PGR Manager system 1.4.3
  2. Section 2.1.7 - Withdrawal: Section updated to reflect that students can now request a withdrawal through the PGR Manager system, which will now be reviewed by the Graduate School Director for approval
  3. Section 2.3.1 - UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration): All references to 'Tier 4 Sponsors' have been replaced with 'Student Route Visa Holder Sponsor'
  4. Section 4.2 - Computers: The PGR Manager system is now given as an example of an OU system

For more help or information

Please talk to your Student Support Team if you need any further information. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.