11 Nov 2022
The Office for Students is proposing to take a new approach to the regulation of equality of opportunity in English higher education, including access and participation plans.
In its response MillionPlus has a focus on targets, investment, raising attainment in schools and assessment process, while stating:
"While MillionPlus is generally supportive of the approach taken, providing only five weeks to respond to a consultation of this importance is a challenge for universities and other stakeholders. MillionPlus universities understand the importance of continuing to improve access and participation at pace, but if this approach is to be successful it is important that universities are given the opportunity to fully engage with these proposals. We hope to see this reflected in the next stages of developing the access and participation plans."