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Grants announced for universities and colleges

Grants are made annually to support student access and academic experience and play an important role in ensuring that high-quality, cost-effective higher education is available across the country.

New trial for short higher education courses

As part of the trial the OfS (@officestudents) will fund new courses that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The project will also test the interest of both students and employers in shorter provision aimed at developing skills the economy needs.

New trial for short university courses

As part of the trial the OfS (@officestudents) will fund new courses that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The project will also test the interest of both students and employers in shorter provision aimed at developing skills the economy needs. We have published new guidance for universities and colleges entering the competition. We are also hosting a webinar on 26 July 2021, which will include a Q&A session and presentations by the Office for Students, DfE, and the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Office for Students confirms how it will distribute funding to universities and colleges

The Office for Students (@OfficeStudents) has today (20 Jul) confirmed changes to how it will distribute funding to universities and colleges for 2021-22. OfS funding supplements course fees which pay for the bulk of higher education course costs.

Protecting quality and standards in higher education in England

New 'B1' conditions will allow @OfficeStudents to clamp down on poor quality and standards in higher education in universities and colleges   The Office for Students (OfS) is consulting on new regulation to protect quality and standards in higher education in England. The new requirements will allow the OfS to intervene more frequently in universities and colleges where courses fall below expectations and require improvement.  

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