Access and participation

We’re registered with the Office for Students (OfS), which regulates higher education in England.

Registration means that we meet OfS requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

Access and Participation Plan

Our Access and Participation Plan sets out how we'll promote equality of opportunity at ARU. It comes into effect from September 2019.

Our Access and Participation Plan is supported by four other strategies:

Access Agreements

From September 2019, the new Access and Participation Plans will replace Access Agreements. We currently have an Access Agreement in place for the academic year 2018-19.

Our Access Agreements detail fee levels, the financial support we offer to new students, and the measures we have in place to recruit students from under-represented groups.

All publically funded universities in England that wish to charge higher tuition fees had to have an Access Agreement in place which was agreed with the Director for Fair Access, and monitored by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). Access Agreements were reviewed and revised every year.