Publications and letters about coronavirus


Supporting international students

This briefing note highlights the practical and innovative ways in which universities and colleges are working to support their international students.

21 May 2020

Students without family support

This briefing note looks at the practical steps universities and colleges are taking to help students without family support during the pandemic and beyond.

14 May 2020

Prevent monitoring requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We have written to providers to set out the OfS’s Prevent monitoring requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

7 May 2020

Implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for OfS funding

This letter provides accountable officers of providers in the Approved (fee cap) part of the OfS Register with an update on implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on OfS funding.
6 May 2020

Consultation on the integrity and stability of the English higher education sector

We are seeking views on our proposal to create a new, time-limited ongoing condition of registration applicable to all registered providers, as an amendment to the OfS’s regulatory framework.
4 May 2020

Supporting student mental health

How providers are supporting the mental health needs of their students.
30 April 2020

Student accommodation

How providers are supporting the accommodation needs of their students.
22 April 2020

Further extension to moratorium on unconditional offer-making

This letter sets out details of a second extension to the moratorium on unconditional offers.
18 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update on support and information

This document has text of the email sent from Nicola Dandridge to all Accountable Officers on 14 April 2020.
14 April 2020

Moratorium on unconditional offer-making

This letter sets out details of an extension to the moratorium on unconditional offers for undergraduate study in the 2020-21 academic year.
3 April 2020

Guidance for providers about quality and standards during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

This document provides guidance for registered providers about how the OfS will approach the regulation of quality and standards matters during the period of disruption resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
3 April 2020

Project monitoring: An update from the Office for Students

These letters provide an update on how we will monitor funded projects during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2 April 2020

Letters from the Secretary of State

Letters from the Universities Ministers, Michelle Donelan, to students and vice-chancellors.
26 March 2020

Uni Connect programme: An update from the Office for Students

This letter details next steps for Uni Connect partnerships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
26 March 2020

Regulatory requirements during the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic

This publication includes a letter with more detailed guidance about the regulatory requirements we have suspended and the specific information we need from providers during the coronavirus pandemic.
25 March 2020

Update from the Office for Students on coronavirus (COVID-19) - Office for Students

Update from the Office for Students on coronavirus (COVID-19) - letter to higher education providers from the OfS.
17 March 2020

Published 24 March 2020
Last updated 21 May 2020
21 May 2020
Added latest briefing note on supporting international students
14 May 2020
Added latest briefing note on students without family support
07 May 2020
Added link to letter on Prevent monitoring requirements during the coronavirus pandemic
06 May 2020
Added link to letter on implications of the coronavirus pandemic for OfS funding
04 May 2020
Link added to new consultation on time-limited condition of registration.
30 April 2020
New briefing note added on student mental health
17 April 2020
New letter added about a further extension to the moratorium on unconditional offers.
14 April 2020
Latest update added to the list
03 April 2020
Latest guidance on teaching quality and standards and letter on extension to the moratorium on unconditional offers added.
02 April 2020
'Project monitoring: An update from the Office for Students' - letter added
26 March 2020
'Uni Connect programme: An update from the Office for Students' - letter added

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