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Care experienced

COVID-19: We’re aware that some care experienced students may not have family support networks and may be in need of additional support during the coronavirus lockdown.

This is the latest information sent to OU in Scotland students with care experience.

Photo of a smiling young womanThe Open University is a positive choice if you have care experience and are interested in higher education.

We recognise that care experience can impact on education. Our open admissions policy means you don’t need formal qualifications to study with us at undergraduate level. 

We take our responsibilities as a corporate parent seriously. To find out more about what we do to support care leavers and care experienced students, have a look at our Corporate Parenting Plan.

We are always keen to hear from our care experienced students and those who are interested in studying with us about how we can improve their learning experience with us.

As we are a distance learning university, we offer a different kind of university experience. You don’t need to move away to study, and you can study at a time and a pace that works for you.

You can choose to study for a degree, diploma or certificate, or take a stand-alone module. We provide supported, personalised open learning.

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 67% of our students receive a Part-Time Fee Grant
20% of new undergraduates join without standard university entrance qualifications

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Contact us

Our named contact for people with care experience is Ali McDonald.

Email Scotland or call 0131 226 3851
any member of our team will be happy to help you.