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Sexual Orientation


The Open University is committed to ensuring a barrier-free environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We would like to remind everyone that all OU benefits are inclusive of LGBT people and couples.

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Sexual orientation defined is whether a person’s sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex, both sexes, or neither sex.

Equality Law

Find out more about sexual orientation-related equality law in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Learn more

Policy & Guidance

We have provided an overview of our sexual orientation -related policy and guidance information. Learn more 

OU Resources

You may be interested in some of the resources we provide for our staff and students. Learn more

External Resources

You may be interested in these useful web links to organisations with sexual orientation-related information. Learn more

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