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 Thursday 17 October

2018-19 ILR data

Providers should respond to any queries about their 2018-19 ILR data that have been discovered through use of the data checking tool.

By noon on Thursday 31 October 2019

Data amendments

Providers with identified errors in previously submitted or signed-off data need to complete an error summary spreadsheet and upload to the OfS portal.

By Wednesday 6 November

2018-19 HESA student data

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

Thursday 14 November

Submit HESES19 survey – further education and sixth form colleges and academies

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.

Monday 2 December

Submit Prevent monitoring return

Tuesday 10 December

Submit HESES19 survey – all other providers

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.

Thursday 12 September

Widening access to postgraduate conversion courses for underrepresented groups: workshop



Learning from postgraduate conversion courses pilots: briefing events

Thursday 19 September (Newcastle) and Wednesday 25 September (Birmingham)

September and October

Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) seminars

Tuesday 10 September (London), Tuesday 1 October (London) and Tuesday 8 October (Manchester)

Wednesday 30 October

National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) conference

Late October

Prevent accountability and data return (ADR) surgeries

Leeds and Birmingham – more details will be added soon

October and November

Regional briefings for accountable officers on monitoring and intervention

Tuesday 22 October, Wednesday 23 October and Thursday 21 November (London)
Thursday 7 November (Bristol)
Tuesday 12 November (Birmingham) 

October and November

Review of specialist institution funding: consultation events

Dates and venues to be confirmed

Wednesday 6 November

Insight event: improving student lives

Half-day conference in London discussing hate crime, harassment and mental health in higher education

Monday 18 November

Addressing barriers to student success conference


Publications and guidance


Guidance: Prevent accountability and data returns 2018-19

Thursday 26 September

Demonstrating what works for students

A joint Research England and OfS knowledge exchange funding competition


Registration: key themes and analysis


Publication: Accounts direction

Guidance on preparing and publishing financial statements


Publication: Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) survey


Guidance: Prevent monitoring

Late September

Publication: Funding assurance statement

Early October

Publication of remaining access and participation plans 

Early October

Postgraduate data science and artificial conversion course programme: guidance and application information


Guidance: Degree awarding powers  


Guidance: Annual financial submissions 

Details of format and content of provider annual financial submissions to the OfS


Guidance: making applications for exempt charity status


Guidance: monitoring and intervention

How to comply with OfS requirements and approaches to monitoring from the end of the transition period in August 2019


Guidance: student protection plans 


Guidance: reportable events 


Publication: Evaluation of safeguarding students Catalyst fund projects: religious-based hate crime 

Round three interim report


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

Thursday 17 October

Publication: Updated 2019-20 grant allocations for providers registered in the Approved (fee cap) category 

Friday 18 October

Publication: OfS value for money strategy

Wednesday 30 October

Series of National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) publications 

  • OfS report
  • national evaluation report (phase one)
  • report on perceptions of outreach among teachers, parents and carers
Late October

Publication: Sector overview of access and participation plans

Late October

Publication of Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) workbooks 

Ahead of submission deadlines in November and December 


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

Late November

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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