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Changes to policy and curriculum

Academic Progress Policy 2023/24 (Taught Courses)

This policy defines:

• What constitutes sufficient academic progress for Students to be able to register or enrol for further study

• How academic progress is monitored

• How and when study restrictions are applied to Students

• How to apply for permission to undertake further study if a study restriction has been applied

Summary of significant changes since 2022/23

a) Document layout has been adjusted.

b) The Student Charter Values paragraph has been re-written in response to changes made in the annual review of the Student Charter in 2022.

c) Paragraph 2.6 has been reworded to improve clarity.

d) Paragraph 4.5 contains a clearer link to the Restricted Status Form via the OU Help Centre.

e) Within the further clarification section, new text has been added to raise awareness of the statutory duty of safeguarding.

f) A new subsection welcoming feedback has been introduced.

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.

Students living in Wales can speak with a student support adviser in Welsh on (029) 2047 1170, should they wish to do so