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Welcome to our News section. Here you will find details of all our latest activities and events as well as an archive of our past news.

OfS Challenge Competition: Higher education short course trial

The OfS are launching a Challenge Competition in late August that will distribute funding for the development of short courses at Levels 4-6.

The OfS expect to fund new and innovative courses that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. This is a key part of the government’s approach to delivering the Lifelong Loan Entitlement.

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OfS Income is important for fair access, but so is place

Chris Millward, the OfS’s Director for Fair Access and Participation, looks at the factors influencing participation in higher education. This is an edited version of a contribution to the Sutton Trust Measures of disadvantage webinarExternal link (Opens in a new tab or window) on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

For the OfS abridged version click here


WONKHE Blog- We can all support the aims of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, but the details need work

For Association of Colleges Chief Executive David Hughes, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill has a lot of potential – though amendments are needed to make it work for everyone.

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MEG Event: exclusive briefing on applications for DAP Monday July 19 at 1.30 -2.30

A virtual briefing on DAP from members of the OfS managing the process.

The team has asked for any questions/concerns you may have about the DAP application process to be sent in beforehand so that they maximise use of the hour. Please send these to Nick Whitehouse for forwarding in advance of the date.  Anyone wishing to attend, please send Nick your confirmation.