An online event which outlined the OfS’s approach to getting access and participation plans back on track in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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The event included an opening keynote from Chris Millward, Office for Students (OfS) Director for Fair Access and Participation, on the delivery of higher education providers’ access and participation plans in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
There was a broad overview of the OfS’s approach to and expectations of the monitoring of the 2019-20 access and participation plans, including discussion of provider impact reports and student submissions.
The event concluded with a panel discussion featuring a small number of representatives from providers to discuss some of the key challenges they have faced as a result of the pandemic and their responses to them.