Access and participation plan data

Monitoring data and outcomes 2018-19

This section reports on the monitoring of:

  • 2018-19 student premium funding provided by the Office for Students (OfS)
  • 2018-19 access agreements approved under the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

It is based on the annual monitoring returns submitted by providers in February 2020.

We have reformed our approach to access and participation plans and the monitoring of these plans. Due to this, in future years we will no longer be reporting on expenditure related to success and progression.

The outcomes from the monitoring of the 2019-20 access and participation plans will be published in Autumn 2021.


Only investment information was requested for 2018-19 in relation to the student premium, disabled student premium, and access agreement expenditure by lifecycle stage and financial support.

In 2018-19, providers invested £1,077.3 million in total in access and participation. This includes £270.3 million through student premium funding and £37.8 million through disabled student premium funding.

Lifecycle or category Student premium (£ million) Access agreement expenditure (£ million)
Access 39.6 166.6
Success 188.1 198.2
Progression 35.0 72.8
Hardship (using student premium funding) 7.7 -
Financial support including hardship (using access agreement-countable funding) - 369.3

These figures have not been adjusted for inflation.


For queries about the data, please contact [email protected].

For general queries about the monitoring outcomes, please contact [email protected].

Published 07 May 2021

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