The Office for Fair Access closed at the end of 31 March 2018 and responsibility for higher education access regulation transferred to the Office for Students
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Who we are and what we do
Annual reports and accounts
Director of Fair Access and Advisory Group
Our powers and sanctions
Headline facts and figures on tuition fees, bursaries etc
Background briefing about the current state of access and remaining challenges
More detailed information from our annual monitoring of access agreements and other data
The current state of fair access/rate of progress in improving access
The creation of the Office for Students and appointment of new Director for Access and Participation
Numbers/rates of students from certain ethnic groups
Gender imbalance in higher education
University admissions policies
Universities using contextual data such as information on what school an applicant went to
Access to high-tariff universities e.g. Oxford, Cambridge and/or Russell Group universities
Numbers/rates of students who went to state schools
Have tuition fees of up to £9,000 discouraged people from going to university?
Does OFFA set targets?
What targets do universities and colleges have to meet?
What happens if they don’t meet a target?