Many universities and colleges, criminal justice and health care agencies, charities and other organisations work hard to support students and make sure they know where to turn when they need help.
Universities and colleges are autonomous and it is not our role to tell them how to support their students. But as the regulator, the Office for Students has an important role in identifying systemic gaps in student support or advice at a sector level.
We use our authority to challenge universities and colleges and to focus thinking. We coordinate with other organisations, conducting research and funding initiatives.
Our aim is to incentivise change and encourage solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.