Articles from Office for Students (OfS)

Lord Wharton sets out his priorities as new chair of the Office for Students

Lord Wharton, the new chair of the Office for Students (@OfficeStudents), will set out his priorities for the role in a @UniversitiesUK speech to university leaders today (14 May).

What is really going on with arts funding in higher education?

@OfficeStudents understand that recent reports concerning proposals to reduce funding for arts subjects in higher education in England have caused some concern.

How we expect universities and colleges to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct

The Office for Students (@OfficeStudents) today (19 Apr) called for urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct in universities and colleges. OfS chief executive, Nicola Dandridge, urges all higher education providers to review their policies, systems and procedures before the next academic year. 

OfS calls for improved support for students who’ve been in care

A guarantee of year-round accommodation, tailored pastoral support and admissions which take into account applicants’ experiences are among the steps that universities and colleges could put in place to help improve support for students who have been in care, the Office for Students (OfS) has said today.

OfS sets out new condition to protect students if a university or college closes

The condition will give the @OfficeStudents the powers to direct universities and colleges to take certain actions – for example to arrange student transfers, provide information advice and guidance to students, or provide refunds – when a provider faces potential closure.

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