Articles from Office for Students (OfS)

American style contextual admissions needed to recognise the potential of disadvantaged students

Radical changes needed to ensure university admissions identify potential, not just exam results.

Virtual reality #VR tool leads new drive to train next generation of health specialists

A new virtual reality tool developed by the University of Leeds, which aims to promote nursing and other specialist health subjects to prospective students, is one of several innovative projects awarded funding by the Office for Students (OfS) today (27 Jun).

Office for Students announces results of TEF 2019

The results of this year’s Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) assessments highlight examples of high-quality teaching and student outcomes across a diverse range of universities, colleges and other higher education providers, as well as where provision could improve. The total number of higher education providers across the UK now in receipt of a TEF award is 282, with 76 providers receiving a gold award, 132 silver and 60 bronze.

‘Welcome progress’ but more to do to tackle hate crime and sexual harassment on campus #NeverOK

A new independent evaluation shows that good progress has been made in tackling sexual harassment and hate crime in English universities at those institutions awarded funding as part of a large-scale programme.

Innovation, partnership and data can help improve student mental health in new £14m drive

A new early intervention scheme led by Northumbria University, in partnership with nine other organisations, which aims to reduce student suicide by using data analytics is one of ten large-scale projects led by universities and colleges across the country awarded funding by the Office for Students (OfS) today.

No place like home – £5.6M fund to boost local graduate opportunities

Today (16 May) the Office for Students has awarded £5.6 million to projects based in universities and colleges across England to boost opportunities for graduates who seek work close to home.

Office for Students says higher education in ‘reasonable financial health’ but warns of ‘over-ambitious’ student number forecasts

The OfS has written to all registered universities and other higher education providers in England to alert them to the projections – part of a new report 'Financial sustainability of higher education providers in England' which tracks key financial trends in the performance of English colleges and universities.

New data reveals university performance on access and student success

Although more students from disadvantaged backgrounds are entering higher education, there are still wide gaps in access between the most and least advantaged groups, according to a new dataset published today by the Office for Students (OfS). The outcomes students achieve once they get to university are also significantly affected by their backgrounds. The dataset looks at each university and college’s student intake, drop-out rates, degree attainment and progression to further study or employment for different groups of students over the last five years. It presents more information than ever before in a range of dashboards, which will improve transparency and greater scrutiny on universities and other higher education providers in this area.

Office for Students responds to HEPI study on the financial health of universities

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released the only dedicated study on what UK students think about the financial health of universities, Students back bailouts: Students’ views on the financial health of universities.

Privileged students fill majority of degree apprenticeship places

A growing number of degree apprenticeships are bringing universities and employers together to address local and regional economic priorities.

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