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Student Policies and Regulations

Social Media

The Open University Social Media Policy applies to you if you use social media in relation to your Open University studies.

It sets out the expected ways in which you, as a student, will use social media appropriately and is designed to help you communicate safely and responsibly.

In an emergency:

If you are concerned that a child, young person, or vulnerable adult is in possible IMMEDIATE danger - including risk of suicide, please contact the Emergency Services by telephoning 999 or 112 from outside the UK.

If the individual is under 18 you must then email details about the incident to If you cannot send an email, call +44(0) 1908 858284 and leave a message and the Safeguarding Referrals Team will contact you during standard business hours.

Policy Document

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