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

Dr John Selby

John Selby

Chair, OFFA Advisory Group

Appointed July 2011

Dr John Selby is former Director (Education and Participation) at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), in which he held responsibility for all HEFCE’s work in teaching, learning, and widening participation. In his 11 years at HEFCE John also worked with institutions in the Midlands as a Regional Consultant. Before joining HEFCE, John was Head of Educational Partnerships at Coventry University.

Registered interests

Organisation in which interest exists

Nature of interest

Bath Spa University/University of Bath/University of Bristol/University of the West of England

Western Widening Participation Research Group

The Brightside Trust


Hartpury College


University of the West of England

Visiting Research Fellow