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Student Privacy Notice

The Student Privacy notice sets out how we use your personal data.

The Open University needs to collect and process personal data in order to provide services to students, manage its operations effectively, and meet legal requirements.

The University has a new Student Privacy Policy, which replaces the Data Protection Policy. A summary document is provided for quick reference.

For certain kinds of student, we carry out additional actions with their personal data. These are detailed in our supplementary privacy notices.

The following supplementary privacy notices are currently hosted on Privacy at the OU (under the heading ‘Students’):

  • Apprenticeship Privacy Notice
  • Executive Education: Corporate and Professional Development
  • Microcredentials
  • Non medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice Qualifications
  • Nursing Privacy Notice
  • PGCE privacy Notice (Wales)
  • TAR (Cymru) Hysbysiad Preifatrwydd
  • Postgraduate Research Student Privacy Notice
  • Social Work Privacy Notice
  • YASS Privacy Notice

Policy Document

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.