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Office for Fair Access

An independent, non-departmental public body (arm’s-length body, quango) which promotes and safeguards fair access to higher education for lower-income and other under-represented groups (after the introduction of higher tuition fees in 2006–07), by facilitating outreach work and financial support.

Access agreements cover full-time undergraduate courses and Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Initial Teacher Training courses for home/EU students at English universities and colleges.
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This long sight made Offa acutely aware of the importance of trade between Mercia and the Frankish lands, where the coinage had been reformed recently under Pepin the Short and his more famous son, Charlemagne.
And in the Old English poem Widsith, which hints at earlier Anglo-Saxon tales, "the noble Offa while still a boy won in battle the greatest of kingdoms.
Any university planning to make changes to their fee levels needs to submit a revised access agreement to Offa.
And just to add to the cathedral's reputation as a burial place of kings, Offa had Ethelbert, King of East Anglia (whose execution Offa had supervised personally), buried at Lichfield too.
Pictured with Dean Roberts, Tegid O Jones & Son, and Pauline Mylchreest, flower show committe are winners of the 2012 Prestatyn Flower Show Schools competition (second row) Caitlyn Hulme, Ysgol Melyd; Charlotte Durrant, Bodnant Community School Infants; Corey Davies, Ysgol Penmorfa; (front row) Amy Gibbons, Ysgol Clawdd Offa and Jordan Parry, Ysgol Y Llys Amy Gibbons, Chloe Sheild and Nina Hyland, from Ysgol Clawdd Offa, arrived at the awards ceremony in style
Universities planning to charge more than pounds 6,000 had to submit "access agreements" to OFFA setting out how they planned to support students and ensure those from poorer homes were not priced out.
Avictorious warlord, Offa of Mercia dominated the southern half of England and was regarded as an equal by the mighty Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans.
Ysgol Clawdd Offa is a | large primary school in Prestatyn.
The latest document, the first to be published by new Offa director Professor Les Ebdon, says it is vital that universities and colleges do much more to encourage disadvantaged students to study for a degree.
Later the walk takes you along part of Offa''s Dyke, the massive earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia, to form some kind of border between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys in the 8th century.
According to OFFA, the access agreements detail the fees that institutions intend to charge and the measures (such as outreach and financial support) they will put in place to improve access and student retention at their institution.
The town's civic leader took part in the 1,250th anniversary of the coronation of King Offa.