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The Open University and Uber

Driven by opportunity

Uber and The Open University are partnering to help drivers or a family member reach their goals on and off the road.

OpenLearn COVID-19 resources

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). We've pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

On OpenLearn you will find the latest articles from Open University academics, as well as links to related and supporting content. This includes how to take your teaching online, content to support home schooling and resources on mental health and wellbeing

To register for the OU, please check your eligibility here. Please don’t register on the OU website.

Flexible work, flexible education

The Open University and Uber partnership will allow you or a family member to take a fully funded undergraduate degree-level course, or other short courses. Just as Uber allows you to work to their own timetable, The Open University offers courses that can be completed flexibly. It’s perfect for people looking to find new opportunities in between other commitments.

We support the ambitions of drivers or their families

This partnership provides you or a family member the opportunity to access a high-quality education to help you get ahead in life.

Being able to work and learn flexibly is an essential part of unlocking economic opportunity. The Open University specialises in online flexible courses, allowing people balance their studies around their other commitments of work and family.

Are you eligible?

Uber Pro status

Access to The Open University comes as a benefit to you in the Uber Pro customer loyalty program. If you are enrolled in the Uber Pro program, and have Gold, Platinum or Diamond status, then this benefit is available to you. Learn more here.

Lifetime Trips

You must have completed 1,000 lifetime trips on the Uber platform.

A Family Member

You have the option to transfer this reward to one eligible family member.

Drivers or eligible family members now have access to flexible education with 100% tuition coverage

Opportunity built around your schedule

Uber is offering you a way to take classes towards an undergraduate degree or learn new skills through The Open University’s OpenLearn platform, by providing 100% tuition coverage.*

Open University courses are delivered online and are designed to be flexible around your schedule, so you can choose to study when and where you like. 

Pay it forward

We know how your family is important to you, and we want to provide your family members with access to the same opportunities.

You can choose to transfer this offer of access to high-quality education to one family member.

*Further details on this offer
* Drivers who have achieved Gold, Platinum or Diamond status through the Uber Pro program in the United Kingdom, and have completed 1,000 or more trips on the Uber platform are eligible to receive full tuition coverage for online courses at The Open University (OU). Drivers remain eligible for this reward for as long as they maintain Gold, Platinum or Diamond status at the time of application. Eligible drivers have the option to transfer this reward to an eligible family member, including a spouse or domestic partner, child or dependent, sibling, or parent or legal guardian. Drivers or one of their family members can register for one module or one short course at a time. When they have completed the module or short course, they can can register for another one. Uber will once again cover the full tuition cost if the driver or their family member is eligible at the time of registration.

Studying with The Open University

Online learning might be different to how you’ve studied in the past, but there will be similarities, too. With OU distance learning, you’ll have study materials, an online study portal, a dedicated tutor, student forums, learning events and more.

If you are eligible, take a look at what the OU can offer you. Choose from hundreds of qualifications and modules.

Drivers or eligible family members now have access to flexible education with 100% tuition coverage

OpenLearn COVID-19 resources

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). We’ve pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times.

On OpenLearn you will find the latest articles from Open University academics, as well as links to related and supporting content. This includes how to take your teaching online, content to support home schooling and resources on mental health and wellbeing

Free courses for all

There are nearly 1000 courses on OpenLearn, all of which are currently free to study. Courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.

Your questions answered

Who is eligible for 100% tuition coverage?
Uber Partner-Drivers who have achieved Gold, Platinum or Diamond status through the Uber Pro program in the UK, and have completed 1,000 or more lifetime trips are eligible to receive full tuition coverage for online courses at The Open University. Qualifying drivers have the option to transfer this reward to an eligible family member, including a spouse or domestic partner, child or dependent, sibling, or parent or legal guardian.
Is my family member eligible?
To help the people you care about most pursue their dreams, qualified drivers can transfer the reward to a family member. You and your family will not have to pay any tuition cost for that family member. Family members include:

 

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Dependent
  • Parent or legal guardian
Can I nominate more than one family member?
No, only one family member is allowed to be nominated by a partner-driver.
How does tuition coverage work?
This is not a student loan or a reimbursement; your tuition is fully covered, upfront, by Uber.

Qualified drivers or their family member must be eligible at the time of application for a module.

An Eligible driver or a family member can register for one module or one short course at a time. When they have completed the module or short course, they can register for another one. Uber will once again cover the full tuition cost if the driver or a family member is eligible at the time of registration.

Qualified drivers or their eligible family members are responsible for paying for any additional costs they might incur.

What happens if I lose my Uber Pro status?
If a partner driver loses their Uber Pro Gold, Platinum, Diamond status during the study, Uber will still cover the cost of the module. However, unless the driver regains their status before applying for a new module, s/he will not be eligible to register for a new free module or course.

The same applies to any nominated family members. If the driver that has nominated the family member loses their status, the family member will not be able to register for a new free module until the driver has regained their Uber Pro Gold, Platinum or Diamond status.

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Drivers or eligible family members now have access to flexible education with 100% tuition coverage

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