Widening participation strategic assessments/statements

Widening participation strategic assessments (WPSAs) and widening participation strategic statements (WPSSs) were documents that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) used to require from all the higher education institutions and further education colleges that it funded. They complemented the access agreements that institutions drew up with OFFA when they wanted to charge higher fees. More information about WPSAs and WPSSs can be found in the glossary on HEFCE’s website.

How OFFA and HEFCE are working together to reduce bureaucracy for you

We have a joint process for monitoring access agreements, HEFCE’s Student Opportunity allocation and the National Scholarship Programme.