Articles from Office for Students (OfS)

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).

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.

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.

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.

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