The Office for Students has published its 2018-19 annual report and accounts. The report covers the OfS’s first year of operation, and our progress to date in delivering against our regulatory objectives.
Our focus over the past year has been on registering providers and putting in place processes and policies to underpin the regulatory framework. As part of this, we developed and implemented a radical new approach to fair access and improved outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We laid the groundwork for improved information, advice and guidance about higher education for prospective students, and engaged with students, providers and others to tackle student mental health issues.
In 2019-20, we are building on these foundations to continue to deliver positive outcomes for students. We will be stepping up our work on regulatory interventions where the evidence reveals a significant risk of breach of our regulatory conditions, and we are working on a student engagement strategy with the aim of further involving students in shaping and contributing to the work we do on their behalf.