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Keele University OFFA Access Agreement 2012/13
In July 2011, The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) announced its approval of Keele University’s plans to widen access and provide financial support for home and EU undergraduate students from October 2012.
OFFA has endorsed the package of reductions and financial support that we shall put in place to ensure that able students are not deterred from applying to Keele.
The measures supported by OFFA mean we can continue to invest in providing the best possible experience for our students.
The University will invest in five main areas:
- Financial support for students
- Expanding our already successful widening participation and access activities
- Enhancing the quality of the teaching experience
- Improving the quality of the wider student experience
- Providing academic and other forms of support to aid success and retention.
Keele University will charge a fee level of £9,000 per annum from 2012/13, for all undergraduate courses, to ensure it can sustain the high quality of the education and student experience it delivers. Keele’s record on promoting access to Higher Education is very strong and this will continue under the new arrangements. Keele’s absolute commitment to supporting student access on the basis of merit, regardless of financial status, means a significant financial support package will be available to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The measures that Keele Univeristy will introduce include:
- A £3,000 National Scholarship (a fee waiver of £2,000 plus a £1,000 cash bursary) for the most-disadvantaged 10% of the 2012 intake
- A £1,000 cash bursary for all other students with a household income of £25,000 or less
Together these schemes will support up to one-third of Keele University’s 2012 entrants.
More information about the specific financial support available for those studying at Keele from September 2012 will be published on the University web pages: http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/