Age-old question 3

November 24, 2006

I see from your letters that the Open University is becoming more, not less, ageist. Last year, I found that on becoming 65 I was treated differently from those under 65 when a course for which I had a contract was not presented. A letter to the vice-chancellor produced an unhelpful response.

In spite of my great admiration for the past achievements of the OU, I decided that I no longer wished to work for the organisation so I refused a later offer of employment.

By severely limiting employment opportunities for those over 65, the OU is holding itself back and sending out a message of rejection to potential students as well as to its staff.

David Rush.
Southampton

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