The Open University

For over 40 years The Open University has been open to people, places, methods and ideas, providing flexible higher education across the UK and internationally. The OU promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality education to all. As an organisation with social justice at the heart of their mission, they are committed to developing an inclusive university and contributing to an inclusive society. An incredible amount of evidence showcases their outstanding devotion which is expressed in the principles of their equality scheme. Their diversity workshops are exceptional and the OU is pioneering the way diversity and inclusion is viewed. From extraordinary initiatives, through to forums and engagement training, they have outshone other providers as a truly diverse educational institute, actively incorporating all aspects of diversity. The OU recognises the value of diversity and the strength that it brings, and they challenge underrepresentation in outcomes through positive action programmes.

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