Consultation on quality and standards conditions

The Office for Students is consulting on its approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education. Since 2018, our focus has been on assessing providers seeking registration and we are proposing to develop our approach now that most providers are registered. Our interventions are designed to protect students’ and taxpayers’ investment in higher education by ensuring that courses are high quality and standards maintained. We would like to hear your views on the proposals in this consultation. 

Read full details of this consultation on the OfS website

Who is this survey for?

Anyone with an interest in the regulation of the higher education sector. 

How to respond to the consultation

Responses should be received by noon on 27 September 2021. Please use this online form to submit your response.

You can choose to 'save and continue' at any point, but to enable this feature you will need to provide your name and email address. You will be emailed a unique link which you can use to return to your survey at a later stage.

If you have any questions about this consultation, require this document in an alternative format or need assistance with the consultation response form, please contact us on 0117 931 7305 or email Please note that this email address should not be used to submit your consultation response.
Privacy notice

Here is a short summary of how the personal information you submit will be held and used:
  • Participating in the consultation is optional. If you choose to respond to the consultation, your personal information will be used to in order to understand who has responded and the views that they have on our proposals, with an aim of being able to understand the different perspectives of different stakeholders
  • The Data Controller of the personal information you submit will be Office for Students
  • The legal basis for processing your personal information Article 6(1)(e) - public task; is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
  • It will be stored on secure servers within the UK
  • It will not be routinely shared with any other organisations
  • It will be retained for one year after the end of the of our published response then securely disposed of
  • You have certain rights in relation to your personal information, which are set out at:
  • You may contact our Data Protection Officer ( with any queries or concerns you have about the use of your personal information.
You may also wish to read the full privacy notice on the OfS website.

If you choose to provide personal information with this consultation response, you will need to consent to us processing your data in line with the privacy notice outlined above *