Guidance and help for students

All our advice and guidance concerns students but on these pages we have picked out some highlights.


How to notify us about an issue at a university or college


How to make a complaint about your university or college

Guide to quality and standards

What students can expect from universities and colleges now, how they can find out more, how we are planning to change the regulations universities must follow, and how students can give their views.

Protecting students if universities close

Consultation on 'student protection directions'

Brexit advice for students

Information about the new Student route and other changes to student visas and immigration

Get involved as a student

Find out how to get involved in our work and why we think student engagement is essential

Value for money as a student

What factors to think about

National Student Survey

Student guide to the survey

Tackle inequality

Get involved in plans to address inequalities in higher education.

Finance and funding

Guide to sources of information about finance and funding for students

Degree apprenticeships

Information and advice for potential degree apprentices.

What the OfS does for students

Guide to our role and remit for students

What universities and colleges should do for students

Guide explaining the responsibilities of universities under the Regulatory Framework and signposting relevant sections across the site

Student mental health support

Details of where you can find support, and the role of the OfS

Support for disabled students

How we and the sector can help disabled students

Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework

How students can identify and find out more about teaching excellence

Guidance for students affected by industrial action

General guidance for students whose studies are disrupted by industrial action at their university or college

Student protection

How regulations protect the interests of higher education students

Last updated 17 November 2020
17 November 2020
Link added to new guide on quality and standards.
03 September 2020
Link added to new information about the OfS review of digital learning and teaching.
17 July 2020
Link added to page about proposed student protection directions.
19 March 2020
New section on coronavirus added

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