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Supporting Students in Secure Environments

Overview

The Open University (OU) has changed the lives of more than two million people, bringing them new knowledge, skills, interests and inspiration, and helping them achieve new goals.

The main reason we're called The Open University is that we're open to everyone. Every year we help thousands of people achieve extraordinary things and you could be next. You simply need the determination to succeed.

The Open University has been providing world-class, higher education to students in prison for over 40 years as part of our mission to open up higher education to all. We are an Open University – open to people, places, methods and ideas. Our first and key value is to be inclusive.

Students in Secure Environments programme

Since the 1970s our Students in Secure Environments programme has spread to over 150 prisons, 50 Secure Hospital Units and supported countless students in realising what they are capable of.

Every year we provide a tailor-made curriculum, create bespoke study packs, and offer personalised support to our Students in Secure Environments.

Working with partner organisations within the Justice Sector, we have created a Virtual Learning Environment, accessible via the Virtual Campus, to allow students to access their materials in digital format.

This website provides information and guidance to:

  • Staff in prisons and secure hospitals who support these students in their study.
  • Tutors who have these students in their tutor group
  • Module teams who are completing module blueprints
  • Students who have recently been released from prison
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Our Curriculum

The University offers a wide range of highly respected qualifications, made up of undergraduate certificates, diplomas, foundation degrees, open and named degrees, as well as postgraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Partners

The Open University has a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Justice for the additional support provided to students who are resident in England and Wales.

Virtual Campus

The Virtual Campus is a secure intranet system, it has been developed for use in prisons in England and Wales and allows students to access a range of information, communication facilities and other resources which would otherwise only be available online.

 

Contact us

Students in Secure Environments (SiSE)
The Open University
Frank Henshaw Building
Hammerwood Gate
East Campus
Milton Keynes
MK7 6BY

Telephone: 0300 303 6789

Email the SISE team

News

2018/19 SiSE Prospectus

The 2018/19 Students in secure Environments prospectus is now available.

21st June 2018
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