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Press Releases for 2010

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Statement from Director of Fair Access following new BIS draft guidance

OFFA comments on end of Aimhigher

OFFA comments on provisional end-of-cycle UCAS data for 2010/11

OFFA comments on proposed new fee levels

Director of Fair Access reappointed until October 2011

Director of Fair Access reappointed until October 2011

Director of Fair Access responds to Independent Review of Higher Education & Student Finance

Targeted outreach is the key to widening access at highly selective universities

Universities spend £344 million of additional fee income on access measures

UCAS applications for England up 10.6 % for 2010 entry

The latest UCAS figures for 2010 entry published today (16 July 2010) show that the number of English students applying to full-time undergraduate courses at English universities and colleges has increased by 10.6 % compared to the same point last year.

Commenting on the figures, Sir Martin Harris, Director of Fair Access, said

Director of Fair Access sets out way forward for widening access to highly selective universities

OFFA welcomes university participation figures

UCAS applications for England up 22.2% for 2010 entry

OFFA welcomes report showing significantly increased participation in higher education among disadvantaged young people

UCAS figures for 2009 show 8.4% rise in applications from students in disadvantaged areas