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Changes to policy and curriculum

Academic Regulations 2023/34 (Taught Courses)

The regulations in this document set out the rules for becoming a Student of The Open University, how we award academic credit if you complete a module successfully, how you can count that credit towards an Open University qualification, what you have to do to progress through an Open University qualification and how to meet the academic requirements for the award of a qualification. They include information about the structure of Open University qualifications, how and why we may make changes to courses, study restrictions, and time limits for completing your qualification. They also set out the circumstances in which you will cease to be an Open University Student, including where either you or the University are entitled to end the relationship before you have completed all of your intended studies.

Summary of significant changes since 2022/23 version

a) Changes which took effect on 1st March 2023 to Section I7, Classification of Honours Degrees, are carried forward.

b) Document layout has been adjusted.

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

d) A new subsection welcoming feedback has been introduced at the end of the document

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.