The Office for Students (OfS) is an independent public body. We are not part of central Government, but we report to Parliament through the Department for Education (DfE).
We were established by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, which also sets out our powers and general duties.
Our chair is Sir Michael Barber and our chief executive is Nicola Dandridge CBE. Meet the senior team.
We are governed by a board which sets our strategy and is advised by a student panel.
Our values drive our behaviours and decision-making - how we operate and engage with students and the higher education sector, as well as within our organisation. In summary, our values should guide everything we do.