‘Digital poverty’ risks leaving students behind
3 Sep 2020
3 Sep 2020
Students should expect good quality higher education, effective support for mental health and wellbeing, and clear information from their universities, the Office for Students (OfS) has said.
28 Sep 2020Press release
The Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator for higher education in England, has set out measures to reduce unnecessary burden on universities and other higher education providers.
10 Sep 2020Press release
The Telegraph reports on the OfS's call for universities to provide ‘clear, timely and accessible’ information about their courses following reports of students finding out last minute that their lectures and classes will be online during the autumn term.
9 Sep 2020Media coverage
Sir Michael Barber has written in The Times about the launch of a major review of digital learning and teaching. The article highlights the challenges of digital learning, particularly 'digital poverty', following an OfS poll of students during the coronavirus pandemic.
4 Sep 2020Media coverage
The ability of students to participate in higher education from home is being disrupted by a lack of access to core digital infrastructure, new survey data published by the Office for Students (OfS) shows today, as a major new review into digital teaching and learning is launched.
3 Sep 2020Press release
Analysis by the Office for Students of this year’s UCAS figures shows that more young people from disadvantaged areas are going into higher education – including selective universities – this year, though significant challenges remain.
21 Aug 2020Press release
The Office for Students (OfS) has welcomed the certainty that A-level students can now rely on centre assessed grades this year, and called for universities to take all reasonable steps to ensure students receive places on their chosen courses.
18 Aug 2020News article
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