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Student Protection Plan

The Student Protection Plan sets out the measures in place to protect students in the unlikely situation where a risk to the continuation of their studies arises. The plan applies to all students registered with The Open University, including undergraduate and postgraduate, short courses, postgraduate research, apprentices, Higher Technical Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and students on Open University validated awards delivered in collaboration with other providers and wholly owned subsidiary organisations.

This plan has been approved by the Office for Students.

The Student Protection Plan includes the steps we will take to ensure students can continue to study and how this information will be communicated. It should be read in conjunction with the Refund and Compensation policy.

This plan is available in alternative formats. Please contact us to request this.

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions and curriculum please visit the Change Log

Policy Documents

Effective for modules starting from 30 November 2023

Previous document versions

Effective for modules starting from 15 February 2019

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