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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.
Reports also had it that schools and business activities were grounded while the exchange of gunshots lasted, as newly renovated Offa central hotel was vandalized with vehicles and motorcycles around.
Therefore, I am sorry to say that the Home Office no longer has the need to use Offa House as short-term accommodation for Syrian refugees.
Importantly, Offa carried the name of a legendary warrior.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart also said that Offa people are revered for their ability in promoting micro and small businesses, urging influential people of the party from Offa to follow suit so as to enhance the welfare of the people.
Everyone at Ysgol Clawdd Offa is incredibly proud of Sharon's achievements and greatly appreciate her tireless work.
The structure is named after Offa, the eighthcentury king of Mercia, who is traditionally believed to have ordered its construction.
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.
Winners from Bodnant Community Infants and Juniors, Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Ysgol Melyd, Ysgol Penmorfa and Ysgol Y Llys, along with family members and teachers, arrived at the venue in limousines, courtesy of Mr Sean Jones of Tegid O Jones, part of the Co-operative Group, who sponsored the competition.
In total, 24 universities in England plus one further education college have had plans to lower fee levels approved by the OFFA.
OFFA was set up to ensure all universities invest a reasonable amount of the extra fees money in widening participation projects, aimed at encouraging students from a broader cross-section of backgrounds to gain university places.