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

Monitoring outcomes

As a regulator, OFFA has a responsibility to ensure that universities and colleges are meeting their commitments to individual students and are making progress towards the milestones and targets set out in their access agreements. We do this by monitoring access agreements on an annual basis (more information about this).

Monitoring of 2015-16 access agreements

Our most recent monitoring data is in our 2015-16 monitoring outcomes report. This report includes the progress made by universities and colleges against the targets they set for themselves and their levels of investment, plus our commentary on those outcomes. We have also published each institution’s own assessment of its progress against the individual 2015-16 milestones and targets it set itself in its 2016-17 access agreement, together with its explanatory commentary and its performance against HESA performance indicators, where applicable.

All information for 2015-16 has been collated into a user-friendly tool available for download here.

See institutions’ self-assessments and commentaries and our guide to interpreting the self-assessments and commentaries.

We have also published a supplementary note based on information provided by institutions in their 2015-16 monitoring returns about approaches to evaluation of activity and financial support included in their access agreements. This data and analysis is intended to increase the sector’s understanding of the work currently being carried out in these areas, support institutions in their development of future evaluation activity, and provide insights into the specific work being carried out by institutions. For further information on OFFA’s work in this area, please see the evidence and good practice section of our website.

Monitoring outcomes for other academic years

Our archive of monitoring outcome reports for years prior to 2015-16 can be found with our wider suite of analysis, data and progress reports.

Because OFFA is closing on 31 March 2018, access agreements monitoring outcomes for 2016-17 and later years will be published by the Office for Students (OFS) at the appropriate times.