Office for Fair Access

Schools That Work For Everyone?

Dave Phoenix | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Phoenix

That way more schools can benefit from willing not press-ganged university partners and there is greater likelihood universities will continue to work in under-represented areas and with schools that require support rather than with those that simply desire support.

Will We Ever Be Satisfied That University Admissions Processes Are Fair?

Christopher Boulle | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Boulle

Little can recommend the LNAT more than its success at Oxford; a university which prides itself on its fair access measures and whose admissions statistics have been picked apart by those seeking to discredit them. The LNAT has stood up against the toughest test it is likely to ever be subject to, and it has passed with flying colours.

Spending Boost To Help Poor Students Reach University

Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities and colleges in England are spending more on trying to help students from low-income households and other under-represented groups gain p...

Rob Wilson Calls For Fair Access In Groundbreaking Report

Rob Wilson | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Wilson

We've got a serious problem in our higher education system and its scale is not to be underestimated. The uncomfortable fact is that if you are educated at an independent school you are 22 times more likely to study at a highly selective university than your state school counterpart in receipt of 'free school meals'. Oh yes, and this rises to 55 times for Oxbridge.

Cable On The Defensive In Commons Over Ebdon Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Vince Cable's decision to appoint Les Ebdon as the chair of the Office for Fair Acess (OFFA) has come under fire from Tory MPs in the Commons, after t...

Creative Thinking is Needed to Keep Mature Students Applying for University

Tom Sperlinger | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Sperlinger

Would you take on a £27,000 debt for a university education, even with the assurance that you would not pay anything back until you earned over £21,000? Even a more affluent middle-aged person, with children and a mortgage, might take fright at the thought of such a loan.

Universities To Increase Spending On Poorer Students, Urged To Spend Money Wisely

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

Over a third of university courses will charge £9,000 a year tuition fees, according to figures from the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). After the ...