The Office for Fair Access closed at the end of 31 March 2018 and responsibility for higher education access regulation transferred to the Office for Students


OFFA was set up under the Higher Education Act 2004 to make sure that:

Since then ministers have given us various guidance regarding how we should work within the higher education sector to safeguard fair access:

Want to know more?

Find out more about the education reforms that led to OFFA’s creation – see the BIS website.