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Help us shape the future of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the OU.

Would you like to voice your opinions on the OU’s approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion? You could be part of an exciting and influential opportunity that will shape the OU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan for the future.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the Open University has reached an exciting turning point. We are developing an institutional EDI Plan to provide support and guidance for us all to embrace EDI. It is designed to cover specific issues that impact the OU community so that all students feel empowered to promote equity, value diversity and foster an inclusive culture. Through the EDI plan, we are working towards creating a fair, welcoming and inclusive space where everyone at the OU can thrive.

The OU is consulting widely on the first draft of the EDI plan (click here for the link)

Take a look at our draft plan in the link below and share your feedback by completing our survey here.

EDI draft infographic here.

Another opportunity to help us shape the plan is to take part in our Open Conversations face to face and virtually. These interactive sessions are opportunities to find out more about the plan, share your thoughts and exchange ideas with other staff and students.

The Open Conversations are happening on the following dates:

Tuesday 28 June: 12:00 – 1:30pm (Online)

Tuesday 5 July, 11:00 – 12:30pm (Online)

To sign up for one of these events please fill in our registration form.

Our consultation is open to all and we are looking to include the widest range of perspectives from every Unit, Faculty, School and Nation at the OU. At the end of the consultation, we will review and analyse all contributions and share a summary of the main findings along with next steps.By taking part in the consultation, you can help shape our plans to transform EDI at the OU and drive meaningful change for all our students.