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Student Computing Policy

This document sets out the University’s Student Computing Policy which includes Health and Safety advice for using your computer, our principles for online communication, guidance on using social networking tools, and the Terms and conditions governing the use of software, tools and content.

Appendix 1: Using your computer safely

Appendix 2: The Open University Online Communicaitons Principles

Appendix 3: Using social networking tools: guidance for OU students

Appendix 4: Terms and conditions governing the use of software, tools, and content

Student Computing Policy - Appendix 1: Using your computer safely

This is Appendix 1 of the OU Student Computing Policy  and should be read in conjunction with the rest of that policy. This Appendix provides suggestions for setting up your computer and working safely.

Student Computing Policy - Appendix 2: The Open University Online Communication 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.

Student Computing Policy - Appendix 3: Using social networking tools: guidance for OU students

This is Appendix 3 of the OU Student Computing Policy and should be read in conjunction with the rest of that policy. This Appendix provides guidance which applies to you if you use a social networking site to talk with other students or to help your study. By social networks we mean any non-OU online tool that enables you to communicate or share content with others, such as blogs, wikis, Twitter and Facebook, but not email

Student Computing Policy - Appendix 4: Terms and conditions governing the use of software, tools and content

This is Appendix 4 of the OU Student Computing Policy and should be read in conjunction with the rest of that policy. This Appendix sets out the Terms and conditions governing the use of software, tools and content. By accepting a place on an OU module or otherwise using OU computing facilities, you have given a legal undertaking to comply in full with these terms and conditions.