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Office for Students responds to HESA graduate outcomes survey

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has commented on the results of HESA's new graduate outcomes survey.

New funds to boost student mental health through pandemic

The new platform, Student Space, will launch in July with development led by @StudentMindsOrg. It is supported by up to £3 million funding awarded today (17 June) by the @Officetudents (OfS). 

Briefing note published on supporting prospective students during pandemic

@officestudents (OfS) has today released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities, colleges and other organisations are providing information, advice and guidance to prospective students intending to start a higher education course in autumn 2020. UCAS data shows that, by the middle of January, over 568,000 prospective students had applied to university. With decision deadlines now imminent, the coronavirus pandemic is creating a huge amount of uncertainty in the decision making process for these and many more subsequent applicants.

Be clear to students on how courses will be taught

@officestudents - Be clear to students on how courses will be taught, regulator says

Needs of students without family support during pandemic

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (14 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting estranged students, those who have spent time in care and others who may be unable to depend on family support. As the briefing note shows, there is a risk that the pandemic may compound the problems already faced by this student group in accessing and progressing in higher education, as well as creating new barriers not experienced by their peers. With the government identifying care experienced and estranged students as vulnerable to the impacts of coronavirus, the OfS has confirmed that student premium funding may be diverted to support their mental health and hardship needs.

Care leavers more likely to drop out of university

Care experienced students are more likely to drop out of university than their peers, but the gap is shrinking – according to new experimental data from the @OfficeStudents (OfS).

Office for Students response to Russell Group Pathways for Potential report

@officestudents response to @RussellGroup Pathways for Potential report   

Supporting international students during pandemic

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (21 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting international students, including those who have remained in the UK, those who have returned home and are studying remotely, and those who are intending to start a higher education course in the UK in autumn 2020.

Office for Students announces £1.2 billion in recurrent grant funding allocations to universities and colleges

Today (13 May) @OfficeStudents (OfS) has announced details of £1.2 billion in recurrent grant funding allocations to universities and colleges.

Regulator warns of penalties for recruitment practices that undermine student interests and stability of higher education

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (4 May) warned that it could impose substantial financial penalties on universities and colleges that change their admissions strategies because of financial pressures related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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