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You can access all our publications from this page, including our strategic plan and annual reports. The documents are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format which you can read using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Many of our publications are also available in print. To order a copy, email enquiries@offa.org.uk or call us on 0117 931 7171.

Research, guidance and other publications

2013

Title Size Date Reference

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment 2011-12 and National Scholarship Programme 2012-13 (in-year) monitoring outcomes

Download Annexes A-C (MS Excel format)

View press release

See institutions’ self assessments and commentaries for 2011-12

885KB June 2013

2013/02

(HEFCE 2013/12)

How to produce an access agreement for 2014-15

Guidance for universities and colleges that wish to charge above the basic tuition fee in 2014-15

Download sample PDF of Annex B (financial template)

373KB January 2013

2013/01

2012

Title Size Date Reference

How to complete your monitoring return: access agreements and WPSAs 2011-12, and NSP 2012-13 (in-year)

Sets out the information we and HEFCE need from institutions for our annual monitoring of access agreements and widening participation strategic assessments (WPSAs) for 2011-12, and for in-year monitoring of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) for 2012-13.
455KB November 2012

2012/10

(HEFCE 2012/29)

Monitoring return guidance for SCITTs

How to complete your access agreement monitoring return for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

718KB October 2012 2012/09

How SCITTs should produce an access agreement for 2013-14

Guidance for school centred initial teacher training providers (SCITTs) and other non-HEI providers of initial teacher training.

Download Annex C Word template

169KB September 2012 2012/08

2013-14 access agreements institutional expenditure and fee levels

This document shows estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector and institution) under 2013-14 access agreements.
 
 
 351KB  July 2012  2012/07

Access agreements 2012-13 final data including ITT

This document gives final information on approved access agreements for 2012-13 including undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses.

Download data tables as Excel spreadsheet

145KB July 2012

2012/06

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment monitoring: outcomes for 2010-11

Download Annexes A-C (MS Excel format)

View press release

See institutions’ self assessments and commentaries for 2010-11

 740KB  July 2012

 2012/05

(HEFCE 2012/13)

How to produce an access agreement for 2013-14

Guidance for universities and colleges that wish to charge above the basic level of tuition fees in 2013-14 for full-time and part-time courses, and in 2012-13 for part-time courses.

Q&A for institutions on drawing up 2013-14 access agreements

Download Annexes B and C

Download sample PDF of Annexes B and C 

336KB April 2012 2012/03

How to include ITT students in your 2012-13 access agreement

This document gives guidance to HEIs and FECs on how to include initial teacher training (ITT) students in 2012-13 access agreements.

Download Annex A

161KB February 2012 2012/02

How SCITTS should produce an access agreement for 2012-13

Guidance for SCITTs and other non-HEI ITT providers who wish to charge fees of more than £6,000 in 2012-13.

Annex A – do you intend to submit an access agreement for 2012-13?

Download Annex E

Download Annex F

235KB January 2012 2012/01

2011

Title Size Date Reference

Updated access agreement data tables for 2012-13 (December 2011)

Please note this data has been superseded by OFFA publication 2012/06.

Updated tables showing estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector, mission group and institution) for 2012-13 access agreements

Download updated 2012-13 data tables as Excel spreadsheet

View press release

607KB December 2011 2011/06
Access agreements and widening participation strategic assessments: How to complete your monitoring return for 2010-11

Sets out the information we and HEFCE need from institutions for our monitoring of 2010-11 access agreements and WPSAs

384 KB October 2011

2011/05

(HEFCE 2011/32)

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment monitoring: Outcomes for 2009-10

This is a joint OFFA/HEFCE monitoring report. It gives the results of OFFA’s monitoring of access agreements in 2009-10 and also the results of HEFCE’s monitoring against widening participation strategic assessments (WPSAs).

Excel spreadsheet giving data for annexes A-C

View press release

429 KB September 2011

2011/04

(HEFCE 2011/29)

Access agreement data tables for 2012-13 (July 2011)

Please note this data has been superseded by OFFA publication 2012/06.

Tables showing estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector, mission group and institution) for 2012-13 access agreements

Download data tables as Excel spreadsheet

View press release

76 KB July 2011 2011/03
How to produce access agreements for 2012-13

Guidance to institutions who wish to charge fees of more than £6,000 in 2012-13

Download Annex A

Download Annex B

577 KB March 2011
2011/01

 

2010

Title Size Date Reference
Bursary leaflet for HE advisors in schools and colleges (2011-12)

Contains the key information you will need to advise your students about bursaries for 2011-12

Text-only version of above leaflet

Student-facing presentation on bursaries

Student-facing powerpoint presentation on bursaries

326 KB November 2010 2010/08
Access agreements and widening participation strategic assessments: How to complete your monitoring return for
2009-10

Sets out the information we need from institutions for our monitoring of access agreements and WPSAs in 2009-10

366 KB September 2010

2010/07

(HEFCE 2010/29)

Have bursaries influenced choices between universities?

Statistical analysis looking at the impact of bursaries on students’ university choices

View press release

922 KB September 2010 2010/06
Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2008-09

Our third monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2008-09

View press release

362KB August 2010 2010/05
What more can be done to widen access to highly selective universities?

Report by Sir Martin Harris on access to highly selective universities

View press releaseDownload Annex C, ‘Trends in young participation by selectivity of institution’, separately

1.94MB May 2010 2010/03
Bursary leaflet for HE advisers in schools and colleges

Contains the key information you will need to advise your students about bursaries for 2010-11

Text only version

323KB[Text only version: 91 KB] April 2010 2010/02
Submission by OFFA to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance

This was our submission to the Review’s first call for evidence

867KB January 2010 2010/01

2009

Title Size Date Reference
Awareness, take-up and impact of institutional bursaries and scholarships in England

This summary and recommendations document summarises the key findings of national research exploring the awareness, take-up and impact of institutional bursaries and scholarships in England.

Download individual reports

There are four individual reports on which the summary and recommendations document (see above) draws. These explore awareness, take-up and impact from the perspective of full-time undergraduate students, their parents, higher education institutions, and higher education advisors in schools and further education colleges.

View press release

1.55MB December 2009
2009/07
Good practice guide: How to increase awareness, knowledge and take-up of bursaries and scholarships

This good practice guide for universities and colleges offers practical advice and tips on how they can increase awareness, knowledge and take-up of bursaries and scholarships. It is based on national research undertaken by Professor Claire Callender, Birkbeck, University of London and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

329KB December 2009
2009/06
Access agreement monitoring 2008-09

(SCITTs)

Guidance for School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers on how to complete their access agreement monitoring return for 2008-09

219KB October 2009 2009/05
Access agreement monitoring 2008-09

(FECs)

Guidance for Further Education Colleges on how to complete their access agreement monitoring return for 2008-09

381KB October 2009 2009/04
Access agreement monitoring 2008-09

(HEIs)

Guidance for Higher Education Institutions on how to complete their access agreement monitoring return for 2008-09

385KB October 2009  2009/03
Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2007-08

Our second monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2007-08

View press release

291KB March 2009 2009/02
Request for widening participation strategic assessments

(re-directs to HEFCE website)

This HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) publication gives guidance to institutions on what to include in their new widening participation strategic assessments.

N/A January 2009 HEFCE 2009/01

2008

Title Size Date Reference
Access agreement monitoring 2007-08

(FECs and SCITTs)

Sets out the information we need from FECs and SCITTs for our monitoring of access agreements in 2007-08

355KB July 2008 2008/04
Access agreement monitoring 2007-08

(HEIs)

Sets out the information we need from HEIs for our monitoring of access agreements in 2007-08

250KB July 2008 2008/03
Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2006-07

Our first monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2006-07

View press release

N/A January 2008 2008/01

2007

Title Size Date Reference
Access agreement monitoring 2006-07

Sets out the information we need from institutions for our monitoring of access agreements in 2006-07

236KB March 2007 2007/01
Improving information: HEIs’ provision of online financial information

This research study by Ipsos Mori includes best practice on how institutions can make their online financial information clear and accessible.

1.7MB February 2007 N/A

2005

Title Size Date Reference
Producing access agreements: OFFA guidance to School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITTs) providers

Bespoke guidance for SCITTs on how to produce an access agreement.

375KB October 2005 2005/02

2004

Title Size Date Reference
Producing access agreements: OFFA guidance to institutions

Our guidance to institutions setting out the information they need to include in access agreements.

175KB November 2004 2004/01

Annual reports

Title Size Reference
Annual report and accounts 2012-13 1.44MB 2013/03
Annual report and accounts 2011-12 3.6MB 2012/04
Annual report and accounts 2010-11 5.14MB 2011/02
Annual report and accounts 2009-10 8.23MB 2010/04
Annual report and accounts 2008-09 1.7MB 2009/03
Annual report and accounts 2007-08 1.8MB 2008/02
Annual report and accounts 2006-07 1.2MB 2007/02
Annual report and accounts 2005-06 1.2MB 2006/01
Annual report and accounts 2004-05 582KB 2005/01

Strategic plans

Title Size Reference
Strategic plan 2005-10 (updated February 2009)

Describes our strategic aims for the five-year period between 2005-10 and how we will measure our performance.

727K 2009/01
Strategic plan 2005-10

See above.

1MB 2005/03