Access and participation

We’re registered with the Office for Students (OfS), which regulates higher education in England.

Registration means that we meet OfS requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

Download our Access and Participation Plan 2019-20

Access Agreements

From September 2019, the new Access and Participation Plans will replace Access Agreements.

We currently have an Access Agreement in place for the academic year 2018-19.

All publically funded universities in England that wish to charge higher tuition fees must have an Access Agreement in place which has been agreed with the Director for Fair Access and will be monitored by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). Access Agreements are reviewed and revised every year.

Our Access Agreements detail fee levels, the financial support we offer to new students, and the measures we have in place to recruit students from under-represented groups.