This is the third year in a row that the university has received a fee above the ceilings set out in its access contract. For more information on access rights violations for 2014-15 and 2015-2015-2016, visit the archived version of THEFA`s website. The university then provided the students` office with proof that it had reimbursed the students involved at Pen Green College for the outstanding amounts, including accrued interest. She also assured that the university was committed to understanding the offence and ensuring that an offence would not recur. The details of the access agreements we have discussed are listed below. Each university or higher education institution wishing to collect tuition fees of more than US$6,000 per year for national and foreign students must have an access and participation program approved by the Office of Studies. The access and participation plan outlines how, as a university, we will improve equality of opportunity in higher education. Here are the access agreements to the University of East London (UEL). All publicly funded higher education providers in England who wish to receive tuition fees above the basic level must submit an access agreement to the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) for approval. OFFA will also monitor progress in implementing the commitments set out in the agreement. Do not comply with the provisions of the supplier`s access agreements.

Students are subject to the most recent access and participation plan or access agreement in force at the time of their studies. This agreement will cover it throughout its studies, even if the university introduces new access and participation plans in the following years. In March 2018, OFFA informed the university that it had exceeded the maximum fee allowed for a franchise course at Pen Green College in 2016-17. The access and participation plan that is applicable to you is based on the academic year in which you started your current studies with us. However, until 2019/20, access and participation plans have been developed each year, with the university approving a five-year plan for students from 2020/21 to 2024/25 due to the ambition and commitment displayed in our most recent submission. This was particularly true in light of the university`s specific assurances of previous offences, that it “checked the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 access agreements and found no anomalies in the fees specified in the access agreement and charged either in 2016-17 and 2017-18 or 2018-19.” In setting the penalty amount, the Director took into account the active approach taken by the new university college management to highlight the violation of the Student Office in May 2018, as well as the measures agreed by the Board of Governors of the University College in August 2018 in response to the independent review of spending on access agreements. The actions outline, among other things, how the College intends to resolve issues such as governance, which may have had the effect of not complying with the provisions of its plans and, in particular, of not allocating the resources allocated to the access objective. The Director of Fair Access to Higher Education has asked the university to intervene with the new regulator, the Office for Students.