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

Guidance and useful information

On these pages you will find detailed guidance and information on our expectations around access agreements and monitoring, OFFA’s policies and views, and what we consider to be good practice.

This information is grouped by topic in the list below, and cross-referenced so that you can easily refer to the pages that apply to your own institution’s strategy for access, success and progression. You can also search using the box at the top of every page.

Important note: This section of our website is intended to support you in your ongoing work to improve access, success and progression, and in preparing an access agreement and/or monitoring return for submission to OFFA. It supplements but does not replace the annual guidance documents we publish for access agreements and monitoring. You must read the annual guidance before preparing either document for submission.

Latest annual guidance

A-Z library of guidance

You may also wish to refer to:

If you cannot find what you need please contact us.