As a regulator, OFFA has a responsibility to ensure that universities and colleges are meeting their commitments to individual students and are moving towards the milestones and targets set out in their access agreements. We do this by monitoring access agreements on an annual basis.
Monitoring for 2011-12
We are currently monitoring how universities and colleges are progressing against their 2011-12 access agreements. We will publish the outcomes of this in June 2013.
Monitoring for 2010-11
Our most recent monitoring data is in our 2010-11 monitoring outcomes report. This shows the proportions of fee income spent on bursaries and scholarships for lower income students, the amount spent on outreach, and the proportion of students receiving a bursary at each institution. We have also published each higher education institution’s own assessment of its progress against the individual milestones and targets it set itself in its 2010-11 access agreement together with its explanatory commentary.
Monitoring for initial teacher training providers
We requested monitoring returns from all school-centred initial teacher training providers and other non-HEI providers of initial teacher training that had an access agreement in 2009-10, 2010-11 and/or 2011-12 (read the monitoring guidance). We are currently collating the outcomes of this monitoring, which we will publish in due course.