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Our student policies align with the Open University Student Charter.
This is a University statement of academic freedom principles.
This policy defines how The Open University monitors whether a student is making sufficient academic progress as defined in our regulations, how and when study restrictions may be applied, and how students can apply for permission to undertake further study given a study restriction.
These regulations, together with the Conditions of Registration, define the basis of the academic relationship between the student and the University.
This policy confirms The Open University's approach to promoting accessibility and ensuring that all of our students are effectively supported in achieving success in Higher Education.
This document sets out the University's policy for the admission of applicants under the age of 18 and includes the admissions process for applicants under the age of 16.
The OU recognises that there are times when it may be easier for a student to communicate with the University through the use of an advocate.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a definition of fraud, bribery and corruption.
The Assessment Banking Rules set out the conditions you will have to meet if, when you defer an eligible module, you wish to retain the scores from assessments you have completed.
If you’re looking for specific module assignment information you'll find this in your module website under the Assessment tab.
An outline of the advice and guidance available from Careers and Employability Services.
An explanation of the rules that apply if you want to defer or withdraw from your studies, or want to change your choice of module or qualification.
These regulations define how your study will be assessed.
The aim of this code is to make sure that we maintain academic standards and provide an appropriate learning environment.
If you believe you have been misadvised or misled during the introduction to OUSBA then you should make a formal complaint using this procedure.
The Student Complaints and Appeals Procedures enable you to bring matters of concern to the attention of the University.
This document sets out the University’s Student Computing Policy.
The Conditions of Registration set out the terms and conditions (“Conditions”) that apply to registration for undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules and qualifications studied with The Open University.
The Conditions of Registration for Postgraduate Research Students provide the terms and conditions that apply to registration for postgraduate research qualifications studies at The Open University. These Conditions set out the terms of the agreement between the student and the University.
The Conditions of Registration set out the terms and conditions (“Conditions”) that apply to registration for a non-credit bearing module from our Short Courses Prospectus.
This policy can be used to help deal with any form of bullying and harassment at the Open University.
This policy outlines the University's approach to employability development for registered students.
Information about the University’s legal duties, individual responsibilities and arrangements for managing different aspects of equality.
This policy aims to set out how the University will use student data in an ethical way in order to shape the student support provided.
The Open University offers to provide additional examination arrangements for students under specific circumstances.
These documents set out the rules that affect the fees, fee liabilities, fee refunds and fee credits for students.
This is the procedure to be followed in regard to the professional programmes offered by The Open University.
This code of practice explains the two main responsibilities of the University under the FoIA, how information will be shared and what information is exempt.
This policy applies to current and former students who inform the University that they have made, or intend to make, the transition to a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth.
This policy sets out our policy on delivering information, advice and guidance to prospective, past and current students.
These documents describe and explain relevant aspects of research commercialisation at The Open University.
This is a statement of what students can expect from Library Services.
The OU-OU Students Association Relationship Agreement sets out how the OU and OU Students Association will work together.
This policy defines ‘plagiarism’ and highlights how to avoid academic misconduct.
This document outlines the policy and guidance that applies to students who might need support because their study is affected by pregnancy, maternity, paternity, adoption, fostering or in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.
As an institution of higher education, the OU has an important role in providing appropriate platforms to challenge extremist views and ideologies.
The Student Privacy notice sets out how we use your personal data.
This policy outlines the support available to students whose religion or beliefs may have an impact on their studies.
These regulations are the definitive statement on the regulatory framework governing Research Degrees at The Open University.
Our research degrees handbooks tell you about the services available to you; and give advice about what to do at key points in your research degree studies.
This policy defines the principles, time periods, mechanisms and responsibilities for the University’s retention of alumni personal data.
This policy defines the principles, time periods, mechanisms and responsibilities for the university’s retention of student personal data.
The University recognises that it has a duty of care in creating a safe environment.
The Student Charter sets out what the responsibilities of members of the OU community are and what we can all expect of each other.
This statement was written for students, to expand on aspects of the Student Charter which relate to the relationship between students and their tutors.
This policy provides guidance to staff and students wishing to raise their reasonable suspicions about irregularities in the running of the University or of the activities of colleagues within the University.
Examples of how Honours classification works for undergraduate and Integrated Masters degrees.