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Analysis, data and progress reports

The list below is a library of all data, analysis and research published by or for OFFA. It includes: findings and data from our annual access agreement decisions; outcomes from our annual monitoring of access agreements; analysis of trends and progress in fair access; and research done in-house or commissioned externally. You can also find out about research currently in progress.

2014

Title Date Reference Author

Access agreements for 2015-16: key statistics and analysis
This document presents and analyses key data from 2015-16 access agreements.
View OFFA press release
Download data tables as Excel spreadsheet

July 2014 2014/06 OFFA

Outcomes of access agreement, widening participation strategic statement and National Scholarship Programme monitoring 2012-13
This document presents the outcomes from OFFA and HEFCE’s monitoring of access agreements, widening participation strategic statements and the National Scholarship Programme for 2012-13.
Download Annex C: Full data tables (Excel format)
View OFFA press release
See institutions’ self-assessments and commentaries for 2012-13

July 2014 OFFA 2014/05 (HEFCE 2014/15) OFFA/HEFCE

2014-15 access agreements: revised data tables (PDF)
2014-15 access agreements: revised data tables (Excel)
This document gives updated information on institutional expenditure and fee levels under access agreements approved for 2014-15. It supersedes the data published in OFFA publication 2013/04.

April 2014 2014/03 OFFA

An interim report: Do bursaries have an effect on retention rates?
This report analyses trends in continuation rates in English higher education, and uses statistical modelling techniques to isolate the effect of institutional bursaries on retention.
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March 2014 2014/02 OFFA

Trends in young participation by student background and selectivity of institution
This report analyses trends in young participation in English higher education by student background and selectivity of the institution attended.

February 2014 2014/01 OFFA

2013

Title Date Reference Author

The uses and impact of access agreements and associated spend
The purpose of this report was to help inform the national strategy for access and student success

December 2013 2013/06 CFE Research/Edge Hill University

2014-15 access agreements: institutional expenditure and fee levels
Please note: This publication has been superseded by OFFA publication 2014/03 following changes to the National Scholarship Programme for 2014-15.
View press release

July 2013 2013/04 OFFA

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment 2011-12 and National Scholarship Programme 2012-13 (in-year) monitoring outcomes
Download Annexes A-C (MS Excel format)
View press release
See institutions’ self assessments and commentaries for 2011-12

June 2013 OFFA 2013/02 (HEFCE 2013/12) OFFA/HEFCE

2012

Title Date Reference Author

2013-14 access agreements institutional expenditure and fee levels 
This document shows estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector and institution) under 2013-14 access agreements.

July 2012 2012/07 OFFA

Access agreements 2012-13 final data including ITT
This document gives final information on approved access agreements for 2012-13 including undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses.
Download data tables as Excel spreadsheet

July 2012 2012/06 OFFA

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment monitoring: outcomes for 2010-11
Download Annexes A-C (MS Excel format)
View press release
See institutions’ self assessments and commentaries for 2010-11

July 2012 OFFA 2012/05 (HEFCE 2012/13) OFFA/HEFCE

2011

Title Date Reference Author

Updated access agreement data tables for 2012-13 (December 2011)
Please note this data has been superseded by OFFA publication 2012/06.
Updated tables showing estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector, mission group and institution) for 2012-13 access agreements.
Download updated 2012-13 data tables as Excel spreadsheet
View press release

December 2011

2011/06

OFFA

Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment monitoring: Outcomes for 2009-10
This is a joint OFFA/HEFCE monitoring report. It gives the results of OFFA’s monitoring of access agreements in 2009-10 and also the results of HEFCE’s monitoring against widening participation strategic assessments (WPSAs).
Excel spreadsheet giving data for annexes A-C
View press release

September 2011

OFFA 2011/04 (HEFCE 2011/29)

OFFA/HEFCE

Access agreement data tables for 2012-13 (July 2011)
Please note this data has been superseded by OFFA publication 2012/06.Tables showing estimated expenditure on access measures and fee levels (by sector, mission group and institution) for 2012-13 access agreements.
Download data tables as Excel spreadsheet
View press release

July 2011

2011/03

OFFA

 

2010

Title Date Reference Author

Have bursaries influenced choices between universities?
Statistical analysis looking at the impact of bursaries on students’ university choices.
View press release

September 2010

2010/06

OFFA

Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2008-09
Our third monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2008-09.
View press release

August 2010

2010/05

OFFA

What more can be done to widen access to highly selective universities?
Report by Sir Martin Harris on access to highly selective universities.
View press release
Download Annex C, ‘Trends in young participation by selectivity of institution’, separately

May 2010

2010/03

OFFA

Submission by OFFA to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance
This was our submission to the Review’s first call for evidence.

January 2010

2010/01

OFFA

2009

Title Date Reference Author

Awareness, take-up and impact of institutional bursaries and scholarships in England
This summary and recommendations document summarises the key findings of national research exploring the awareness, take-up and impact of institutional bursaries and scholarships in England.
Download individual reports
There are four individual reports on which the summary and recommendations document (see above) draws. These explore awareness, take-up and impact from the perspective of full-time undergraduate students, their parents, higher education institutions, and higher education advisors in schools and further education colleges.
View press release

December 2009


2009/07

OFFA

Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2007-08
Our second monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2007-08.
View press release

March 2009

2009/02

OFFA

2008

Title Date Reference Author

Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2006-07
Our first monitoring report, giving the results of our monitoring of access agreements in 2006-07.
View press release

January 2008

2008/01

OFFA

2007

Title Date Reference Author

Improving information: HEIs’ provision of online financial information
This research study includes best practice on how higher education institutions can make their online financial information clear and accessible.

February 2007

N/A

Ipsos Mori