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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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So, I have been organist from First Baptist Church, Minna, the biggest church in Nigeria then, after which I came to Offa, my own church, and became the organist there.
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.
Universities planning to share more than pounds 6,000 had to submit access agreements to OFFA, stating how they planned to support students and ensure those from poorer backgrounds were not priced out.
Speaking with journalists while parading suspected smugglers and their commodity in Offa on Sunday, Commandant Nigeria Navy School of Health Sciences, Captain Ayodele Ogunniyi Olowolagba, said that the arrest was made at about 5:00 am on Sunday.
On October 20, 2015, the Diocese of Coventry submitted a planning application to turn the Grade IIlisted Offa House in Village Street, Leamington, into temporary, short term accommodation for refugees.
Importantly, Offa carried the name of a legendary warrior.
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
Institutions who want to charge pounds 9,000 from 2012 will have to spend around pounds 900 on widening access for every tuition fee they receive, according to new guidance published by the Office For Fair Access (OFFA) - roughly double the pounds 400 top universities currently spend.
Speaking when the state chairman of the union, Comrade Saidu Oladimeji, met with NUP members in Offa, Offa local government area of the state during state tour of all local government areas on Wednesday, the pensioners called on the leadership of the union to find a prompt solution to their plight.
CYFARCHION o Glawdd Offa, neu o leia' o'r llwybr sy'n dwyn enw'r clawdd.
The move to use Grade II listed Offa House, in Offchurch, as shortterm accommodation for refugees is set to be rubber stamped by the Home Office before the end of the year after Warwick District Council granted planning permission for the change of use in November.