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New trial for short higher education courses

The Office for Students (OfS) has confirmed today that it will launch a new Challenge Competition to fund innovative projects delivering short courses in higher education – forming part of the government’s approach to delivering its new Lifelong Learning Entitlement.

OfS confirms funding reforms

The Office for Students (OfS) has today confirmed changes to how it will distribute funding to universities and colleges for 2021-22. OfS funding supplements course fees which pay for the bulk of higher education course costs.

Fewer students positive about their course amid pandemic

More university and college students have concerns about their educational experience this year compared to last year, results from this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) show today – the survey highlighting particular issues around the availability of learning resources.

Office for Students to examine assessment practices

The Office for Students (OfS) has today launched a review of the use of ‘inclusive’ assessment practices that disregard poor spelling, punctuation and grammar when students’ work is assessed. The review is part of a range of activities to drive up the quality of higher education courses and ensure that standards are maintained.

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