The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator for Higher Education in the UK, its role is to work with higher education providers to make sure that students succeed in higher education.

As part of this it considers and approves an Access and Participation Plan that sets out how the University will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.

In November 2019 the Office for Students approved the 2020-2025 Access and Participation Plan.