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  1. Can I study in Welsh?
  2. What are my equality responsibilities as a student or staff member?
  3. What can I do if I feel I'm being bullied or harassed?

Can I study in Welsh?

Under our Welsh Language Scheme it may be possible to arrange for a Welsh-speaking tutor to mark your assignments. To discuss what might be available please contact The Open University in Wales, in either English or Welsh, as soon as you register on your module. You can telephone 02920 471170 or email wales@open.ac.uk.

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What are my equality responsibilities as a student or staff member?

The Open University is more than just a place of learning — it is a community. As members of the community, we have responsibilities to each other, which, if we all meet them, will allow everyone to achieve their full potential. The first principle in the Student Charter states that we treat each other with dignity and respect. This means that we value diversity, we challenge inequalities, we respect the rights of individuals to hold different beliefs and views, and we respect confidentiality. The full equality and diversity responsibilities for students and staff are shown in section 1.4 of the Equality Scheme.

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What can I do if I feel I'm being bullied or harassed?

We will not tolerate any form of bullying or harassment. Examples include unwanted physical contact, personal insults or name-calling, sexual innuendo, coercion, constant unfounded criticism, unwanted intrusion, persistent patronising or excluding, and derogatory comments. This is not an exhaustive list and further examples are included in the Bullying and Harassment Student Code], and the equivalent code for staff, available on the HR intranet. Part 2 of the code covers the procedures for making a complaint, and details of how your complaint will be managed.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
People Services
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

Telephone +44 (0) 1908 652867
Email people-services-EDI@open.ac.uk