Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Welcome to the Open University's Freedom of Information website. This site guides you to information about the University and explains how you can request information.  Use the tabs above to find the categories of information you are looking for or find guidance on how to make a request for information using the link to the right.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 established a general right of access to information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions.

So far as is possible, The Open University wishes to provide members of the public with any information it holds, on request. The University is committed to promoting public understanding of its nature and activities via the systematic publication of relevant information. It will provide, where practical and permissable, additional information to members of the public in cases where routinely published information does not provide them with the information they require.

To find out more about the Freedom of Information Act and your rights, please see the Information Commissioner's Office website:

We welcome feedback on our policies and procedures and the way they operate. We are interested to know of any possible or actual adverse impact that our policies may have on any groups in respect of gender or marital status, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or other characteristics.

Please email any comments to

Site last updated February 2019