Deadlines, events and publications

This page outlines upcoming deadlines, events and publications that may be of interest to providers. 

This list is not exhaustive and dates are subject to change. It will be updated regularly.


By Monday 25 November

2018-19 HESA alternative provider student data

Providers must respond to any queries raised about their 2018-19 alternative provider student data that have been discovered through use of the data checking tool.

Thursday 28 November

National Student Survey 2020

Participating providers must:

  • review, and where necessary update, their relevant NSS provider contact details
  • submit their completed 'My Survey Options' form
  • populate their NSS 2020 sample templates with the requested contact details for all students on their target list.

See the guidance

Monday 2 December

Submit Prevent monitoring return

Tuesday 10 December

Submit HESES19 survey – all other providers

Read the HESES19 guidance

Tuesday 10 December

Submit HESF20 survey

Read the HESF20 guidance

Friday 10 January 2020

Deadline to submit bids for Artificial intelligence and data science postgraduate conversion course funding

Friday 31 January

Submit TRAC data

Friday 28 February

Submit TRAC(T) data


Submit Transparency return 2020


Booking information will be available on our Events page once details have been finalised.


Regional briefings for accountable officers on monitoring and intervention

Thursday 21 November (London)

Monday 18 November

Addressing barriers to student success conference


We are currently reviewing dates for our Review of specialist institution funding consultation events. Further details will be communicated to providers soon.

Publications and guidance

We are currently reviewing publication dates for the following publications due to pre-election restrictions on public bodies.

Guidance: Degree awarding powers  

Guidance: making applications for exempt charity status

Guidance: student protection plans 

Consultation: Review of specialist institution funding from academic year 2021-21

Publication: Funding assurance statement

Publication: Sector overview of access and participation plans

Series of Prevent publications

  • Year one evaluation of new Prevent monitoring framework
  • Prevent review meetings report, including outcomes of welfare and training thematic reviews

Consultation: Admissions review

Guidance: Transparency return 2020

Publication: English higher education 2019: The Office for Students annual review


Consultation: Teaching funding


Annual release of analysis of degree classifications over time


Publication: OfS student engagement strategy


Monitoring of 2018-19 access agreements


OfS Challenge Competition: flexible learning


Publication: Financial sustainability of higher education providers in England


Publication: Results of OfS postgraduate taught survey research activity


Consultation: Teaching funding

Forward look note to registered providers

Our chief executive Nicola Dandridge wrote to providers on the OfS Register in September 2019 to provide an overview of key OfS events and publications coming up between September 2019 and April 2020.

Read the note

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