Articles from Office for Students (OfS)

Needs of students without family support during pandemic

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (14 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting estranged students, those who have spent time in care and others who may be unable to depend on family support. As the briefing note shows, there is a risk that the pandemic may compound the problems already faced by this student group in accessing and progressing in higher education, as well as creating new barriers not experienced by their peers. With the government identifying care experienced and estranged students as vulnerable to the impacts of coronavirus, the OfS has confirmed that student premium funding may be diverted to support their mental health and hardship needs.

Care leavers more likely to drop out of university

Care experienced students are more likely to drop out of university than their peers, but the gap is shrinking – according to new experimental data from the @OfficeStudents (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.

Office for Students response to Russell Group Pathways for Potential report

@officestudents response to @RussellGroup Pathways for Potential report   

Supporting international students during pandemic

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (21 May) released a briefing note on the different ways in which universities and colleges are supporting international students, including those who have remained in the UK, those who have returned home and are studying remotely, and those who are intending to start a higher education course in the UK in autumn 2020.

Teaching grant budget for 2020-21 set out

The grant available totals £1,479 million which represents a reduction in funding of 0.5 per cent since 2019-20 in cash terms. As part of this year's funding there are some areas where additional provision is needed – primarily to reflect increases in intakes to pre-registration medical degrees and the continuing effects of the transfer of funding responsibility for pre-registration courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. This means the underlying cut in recurrent funding is greater – at around £70 million (5 per cent) in cash terms, although this should be viewed alongside an increase in capital funding of £50 million.

Office for Students announces £1.2 billion in recurrent grant funding allocations to universities and colleges

Today (13 May) @OfficeStudents (OfS) has announced details of £1.2 billion in recurrent grant funding allocations to universities and colleges.

Regulator warns of penalties for recruitment practices that undermine student interests and stability of higher education

The @OfficeStudents (OfS) has today (4 May) warned that it could impose substantial financial penalties on universities and colleges that change their admissions strategies because of financial pressures related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting student mental health during this pandemic

Practical and innovative ways that universities and colleges have been changing their work to support student #MentalHealth have been highlighted in a new @OfficeStudents briefing note, "Supporting student mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic." published today (30 Apr).

Careers support for schools expands online

An outreach programme, funded by the @officestudents - which has supported 16,000 young people in Lancashire to think about higher education, is expanding its offer to all secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges with their new online signposting service.

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