Risks to equality of opportunity facing London HE

The regulation of widening access and participation work in England is changing. In
September 2022 the Office for Students signalled its plans to move towards a risk based approach to ensuring equality of opportunity in higher education; it has today (6
October 2022) opened a consultation on this new approach.

This London Higher-AccessHE briefing note sets out key considerations for HE
providers in London as they formulate responses to the consultation and establish
their individual and shared access and participation goals for the period 2024-25 to
2027-28 and beyond. It analyses data on London HE from the recently updated OfS
Access and Participation Data Dashboard and points to common areas of challenge for
providers in the capital that could form the focus of collaborative work over the
coming access and participation plan (APP) cycle.

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