Access agreement monitoring: Outcomes for 2006-07

This document gives the outcomes of OFFA’s annual monitoring of access agreements for 2006-07. Please read the notes below when viewing this report.

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Notes

When viewing this report it should be noted that the data is a snapshot of the position at the end of the academic year (31 July 2007). Where institutions have continued to award financial support to their students retrospectively after this date, this is not reflected in the figures in the report. OFFA will consider how and when updated information may be presented as part of our review into this year’s monitoring process.

University of Bradford updated figures

The University of Bradford have continued to pay bursaries to students who came forward after the 31 July and have provided us with restated figures to reflect their bursary spend for the 2006-07 academic year as at 18 January 2008.

Financial support expenditure 2006-07 Bursary expenditure Bursary expenditure as a percentage of fee income
Estimated £657,394¹ 22.7%
Actual £609,685 19.6%

¹ This is a revised estimated expenditure figure to reflect that the original figure of £857k had included £200k which was earmarked for the University of Bradford’s Learner Development Unit.

University of East Anglia

The figure published for the University of East Anglia in Annex C is incorrect. The proportion of additional fee income spent on financial support for lower income students should read 22.3% rather than 13.1%

University of Northampton

The figures for the University of Northampton should be viewed in the context that in 2006-07 the fee charged was only £2,500 and there was no legal requirement to provide bursaries. However, the University also provided a bursary of £500 to students in receipt of either the full or partial Higher Education Maintenance Grant or a regional bursary of £500.

Financial support expenditure 2006-07 Bursary expenditure Bursary expenditure as a percentage of fee income
Estimated £640,000² 27.4%
Actual £435,336³ 21.7%

² This is a revised estimated expenditure figure to reflect that the original figure of £750k had included costs. It represents the estimated total expenditure on bursaries rather than those to be paid to lower income students.
³ Actual total expenditure on all bursaries was £640,200 representing 32.2% of additional fee income.