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Open University

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he proposes to take to reduce the waiting lists for Open University places.

The Open University is responsible for determining the number of students it admits. Its broad policy is to accept new students in order of application. Students who cannot be offered a place in one year are offered places in the next. No student has to wait more than one year to be admitted.