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  • Fair Access and Participation: Sector-wide challenges need sector-wide collaboration

    21 October 2022 by Antony Moss

    This blog was contributed by Professor Antony Moss, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, London South Bank University, and Chair, London Uni Connect. In the summer, all universities with an approved Access and Participation Plan (APP) were asked by our regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), to submit…

  • On what grounds will we see ‘boots on the ground’?

    16 June 2022 by Diana Beech

    This blog has been kindly contributed by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – the representative body for more than 40 universities and higher education colleges in London. Diana was previously Policy Adviser to the last three Universities Ministers and you can follow her on Twitter @dianajbeech. On…

  • Ministers should not politicise the work of the OfS: discuss

    13 June 2022 by Susan Lapworth

    This blog was written by Susan Lapworth, Interim Chief Executive of the Office for Students. You don’t need to hang around on higher education Twitter for long before certain positions become familiar. One of these is that the Office for Students (OfS) is an independent arm’s length body and it is…

  • Evaluation in a time of crisis

    24 March 2021 by Rae Tooth & Richard Shiner

    This blog was kindly contributed by Rae Tooth, Chief Executive at Villiers Park Educational Trust and Richard Shiner, Head of Access and Participation Evaluation at the Office for Students. You can find Rae and Richard on Twitter @raetooth @villierspark and @richard_shiner @officestudents. Our respective journeys through the higher education access…