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Accessibility Statement for Trusts law (W311)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; and multiple-choice self-assessed questions. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide printed materials for some module content.

Tuition strategy

Students can enhance their learning by engaging with fellow students, tutors and module team via online tutorials and online forums.

Online tutorials take place at the end of each block of study to consolidate knowledge and understanding and allow students the opportunity to discuss and apply their learning. There are two additional skills-based tutorials. Tutorials are also an opportunity to support students prior to writing assignments, offer feedback about the last assignment and advice and support about the forthcoming one.

Working with others

You’ll be required to work with other students and we assess this. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on a task. Prior to the collaboration assessment, the unit materials explicitly teach the skills needed to contribute to an inclusive environment.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

You’ll be required to use mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions throughout the module and within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and photographs. Reading/interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module. We provide descriptions for all essential figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online, and we assess this. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

The module also refers to law databases. You will also find links to government and third-party websites for policy papers. Most of the research materials will be text-based, but you will find some tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams (often described in the text).

Specialist reading material

In this module, you’ll be working with specialist reading material such as primary sources of law (statutes and cases) and technical commentaries in/from specialist journals. We’ll present these online and via third party online databases and third-party online software/apps.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system; interactive computer-marked assignments completed online; and an end-of-module assessment submitted online. One TMA involves collaboration, but you will only be marked for your reflection of the collaborative element and for a sole-authored essay. The collaboration element will be online. The final assessment tests critical evaluation and independent research skills.


You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

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