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Equality and diversity annual report

The University’s Equality and Diversity Annual Report provides information about significant achievements and developments in the past year. It provides insights on our work to mainstream equality across all our functions and on specific projects and activities that aim to advance equality as well as promote and foster good relations.  View the reports

Monitoring reports

We publish reports annually that provide comprehensive monitoring information, including data tables and charts related to governance, staff and students, across a wide range of participation and progress indicators at an institutional level.  View the monitoring reports 

Open University Students Association (OUSA) — Social Forums

This website contains information about social forums set up and run by students and  includes forums related to sexual orientation.  LGBT forums are listed under the categories of ‘inclusive student group’ and ‘lifestyle’. View OUSA Live

Staff Networks

The University has a number of staff networks related to sexual orientation:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Network
  • Equality and Diversity Network.

Employee Assistance Programme

OU staff have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a support/counselling service provided by PPC Worldwide for the OU.  The EAP covers a range of issues such as sickness, family issues, finances, etc.