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David
Barrett
Assistant Director
Latest UCAS applications data
• Application rates for 18 year olds are at their
highest ever levels
• Record rates of youn...
18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged
areas
Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2 Q1.
18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged
areas
Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2 Q1.
+60% increase
from 2...
Continued improvement in continuation rates
• .
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency
18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers
for most disadvantaged areas
• .
Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. ...
18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers
Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2
Trends by age group
Source: UCAS Analysis Report (2015) UK application rates by country, region, constituency,
sex, age an...
Regional gaps widen as London grows
faster
Source: UCAS
Analysis Report
(2015) UK
application rates by
country, region,
co...
Differences in attainment
• .
Source: HEFCE publication 2013/15, Higher education and beyond: Outcomes from full-time firs...
Decline in part-time student numbers
Part-time undergraduate UK and EU
entrants in England
Looking ahead
• Removal of student number controls
• Building on National Networks for Collective
Outreach (NNCOs)
• Chang...
UK 18 year old population 2006-2034
Source: UCAS Analysis Report 2015
OFFA Strategic Plan 2015-2020
• Published Thursday 26 February
• Developed through consultation
• Sets out our aims from 2...
How we’re working with institutions
Two examples:
• ‘A journey to
medicine: outreach
guidance’
• Financial support
project...
Thanks
for
listening
enquiries@offa.org.uk
0117 931 7171
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Access agreement themes for 2016 17, David Barret,OFFA

  1. 1. David Barrett Assistant Director
  2. 2. Latest UCAS applications data • Application rates for 18 year olds are at their highest ever levels • Record rates of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are applying to university
  3. 3. 18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged areas Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2 Q1.
  4. 4. 18 year old entry rates - most disadvantaged areas Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2 Q1. +60% increase from 2006
  5. 5. Continued improvement in continuation rates • . Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency
  6. 6. 18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers for most disadvantaged areas • . Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2 Q1.
  7. 7. 18 year old entry rates - higher tariff providers Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2014. POLAR 2
  8. 8. Trends by age group Source: UCAS Analysis Report (2015) UK application rates by country, region, constituency, sex, age and background
  9. 9. Regional gaps widen as London grows faster Source: UCAS Analysis Report (2015) UK application rates by country, region, constituency, sex, age and background
  10. 10. Differences in attainment • . Source: HEFCE publication 2013/15, Higher education and beyond: Outcomes from full-time first degree study
  11. 11. Decline in part-time student numbers
  12. 12. Part-time undergraduate UK and EU entrants in England
  13. 13. Looking ahead • Removal of student number controls • Building on National Networks for Collective Outreach (NNCOs) • Changes in postgraduate financial support • Demographic change • 2015 Election
  14. 14. UK 18 year old population 2006-2034 Source: UCAS Analysis Report 2015
  15. 15. OFFA Strategic Plan 2015-2020 • Published Thursday 26 February • Developed through consultation • Sets out our aims from 2015-2020 • Two key aims: – to increase the proportion of learners from disadvantaged groups who enter, succeed in and are well prepared to progress from higher education to employment or postgraduate study – to make faster progress in improving access to the most selective higher education institutions by students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups.
  16. 16. How we’re working with institutions Two examples: • ‘A journey to medicine: outreach guidance’ • Financial support project including joint conference 11th March
  17. 17. Thanks for listening enquiries@offa.org.uk 0117 931 7171

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