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. » All English universities and higher education institutions that wanted to impose higher fees must have approved « access agreements » by the Director of Fair Access to Higher Education. First-time buyers focused on the School for Teacher Training (SCITTs) no longer need access agreements, but you can see an archive of previous SCITT access agreements. The Fair Access Office (FFO) found the violation in 2016-17 by monitoring access agreements. Previous agreements, approved by the Fair Access Office (OFFA), are archived on the Student Office (OfS) website. Do not comply with the provisions of the supplier`s access agreements. Currently, no minor violations of access agreements are reported. Details of violations prior to the access agreements dealt with by ofFA and definitions of « major » and « minor » offences are available on the archived version of of of OFFA`s website. OFFA pointed out that the persistence of students` non-loading in the rates specified in its access agreements proves that the university has been seriously negligent in interpreting their access agreement, the expectations of the OFFA and related legislation and regulations. Starting in the 2019/20 academic year, when access and participation plans come into effect under the current legal framework, there will be no new access agreements, but students who started their courses in previous years will continue to be covered by access agreements in force at the time. These objectives have been achieved primarily through the implementation of approved access agreements and by OFFA`s work in monitoring access agreements and disseminating their vision of best practice. The details of the access agreements we have discussed are listed below.
On the basis of the evidence provided, the Director of Fair Access and Participation (hereafter the Director) found that the university had seriously violated its access agreement for three consecutive years of gross negligence and had done nothing to prevent further offences and/or that it had found and remedied previous offences after suggesting it.