When you leave prison, many aspects of your life will change, and you will have new priorities and pressures on your time. However, as an Open University (OU) student you can continue with your studies wherever you are living in the UK and even if you move abroad.
This website aims to help you make the transition to OU study on the outside, where you will be responsible for your own learning and will have access to a wide range of support services to help you through your modules.
We hope you will continue to enjoy your OU studies, and that you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you acquire productively in your new life.
A support pack for released students is now available which contains a range of resources to help you transition smoothly from studying in prison to studying in the community. The pack also provides you with information on Open University resources such as the library, the Study Support Fund and a Support for people with convictions leaflet that provides information about agencies who focus on supporting people with convictions to get back into employment.
Make sure you have everything you need to study on release.
Get in touch and keep studying.
You can email your TMA into the eTMA system but postal options are available.
Find out about study support at the OU.
The Open University have produced a set of study skills booklets.
Exams, special study arrangements and help choosing your next course.
As a student with the OU you are eligible for careers support.
For students living in Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.