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The Open University Online Communications Principles

This is Appendix 2 of the OU Student Computing Policy and should be read in conjunction with the rest of that policy. This Appendix sets out OU online communications principles which describe how OU staff and students should work together online to support learning, research, administration and participation in all aspects of the University community.

Transition to a gender, Policy and Guidance

This document outlines the policy and guidance that applies to current and former students who inform the University that they have made, or intend to make, the transition to a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth. OU staff should be familiar with this document when supporting transgender students.

Transitional fees

These documents set out the rules we apply to work out the fees you may have to pay to study with The Open University, and the fee refunds or fee discounts you may be eligible for if there is a change in your study plans.

Fee Rules 2018/19
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2018/19 (218KB) for all undergraduate students, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2018/19 (224KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2017/18
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2017/18 (199KB) for all undergraduate students, other than those students who are eligible for an Additional Year of Discounted Fees, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Additional Year of Discounted Fees) 2017/18 (243KB) for students in England, the Republic of Ireland and overseas study areas who have studied with The Open University since before August 2012 who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 and are eligible for an Additional Year of Discounted Fees.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2017/18 (194KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2016/17
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2016/17 (410KB) for all undergraduate students, other than those students who are eligible for transitional arrangements, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Transitional Arrangements) 2016/17 (206KB) for students in England, the Republic of Ireland and overseas study areas who have studied with The Open University since before August 2012 who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 and are eligible for transitional arrangements.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2016/17 (194KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2015/16
Fee Rules 2014/15
Fee Rules 2013/14
Fee Rules 2012/13

Tutor (Associate Lecturer) Support Statement

This statement was written for students, to expand on aspects of the Student Charter which relate to the relationship between students and their tutors.