As of April 2018, OFFA (Office for Fair Access) and HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) ceased to exist and have now merged to become the Office for Students (OfS) as a direct result of the Higher Education Research Act (HERA) passed last year.

20 documents were published by OfS on 28th February detailing the new regulatory framework with advice,  guidance and preparatory documents for institutions. These can all be accessed via their website, the documents here are for general, wider reference.

The framework underpins the four primary regulatory objectives of the OfS:

All students, from all backgrounds, and with the ability and desire to undertake higher

1. Are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from, higher education.
2. Receive a high quality academic experience, and their interests are protected while they
study or in the event of provider, campus or course closure.
3. Are able to progress into employment or further study, and their qualifications hold their
value over time.
4. Receive value for money.

You can read more about how they will be implementing these objectives in their recently published strategy here