The Office for Students has refused the registration application of Bloomsbury Institute Limited, following a rigorous process of assessment and evaluation.
The application has been refused because the initial conditions of registration, as set out in our regulatory framework, have not been satisfied. Specifically, the OfS is concerned about the quality of outcomes for students, and considers that Bloomsbury Institute does not satisfy the following initial conditions of registration:
- Condition B3 – Quality
- Condition E2 – Management and governance.
Further details of the reasons for refusal are set out on our website.
The Office for Students has been working with the Bloomsbury Institute to ensure that the interests of students currently studying there are protected. As a result, the Office for Students has agreed that students currently studying at Bloomsbury Institute will be able to continue to access student loans until 31 July 2022 in order for them to continue their studies. Any new students will not be able to access loans from the Student Loans Company.
For further information contact Sean Beynon on 0117 905 7676 or [email protected]
- The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.
- Conditions of registration are the primary tool that the OfS uses to regulate individual higher education providers. They are minimum requirements that providers must meet in order to be/stay registered with us, because they demonstrate that the provider is able to offer high quality higher education to students.
- Our conditions are set out in detail in our regulatory framework.
- The Bloomsbury Institute will need to meet a range of requirements - including around financial viability - in order for current students to continue to access loans from the Student Loans Company until 31 July 2022. The Office for Students will continue to monitor that these requirements are being met, and can take action if they are not.