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fee cap


The maximum regulated fee
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access activity


We define access activity (as opposed to fair access
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access agreement


A document setting out how a university or college charging higher fees
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activities


Work to improve access, student success and progression as opposed to financial support
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additional measures or expenditure


Measures or expenditure from previous access agreements that the university or college will continue to deliver from the year that a new access agreement applies to, plus:
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basic level of fee


The level of tuition fee up to which an access agreement is not required. This is set by the Government and varies according to year of entry. There are different basic fee levels for full-time, part-time, sandwich and year abroad/Erasmus years. 
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bme


Black and minority ethnic
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bursary


OFFA defines a bursary as a cash award where the student’s eligibility is either wholly or partially dependent on their assessed household income. By comparison, we define a scholarship as an award where eligibility is not dependent on the recipient’s assessed household income. For example, some universities and colleges offer scholarships base [..]
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collaborative activity


Collaboration between multiple providers of higher education and other organisations to provide activities
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contextual information/data


Information used by institutions which puts applicants’ attainment in the context of the circumstances in which it has been obtained; this is mainly information about educational, geo-demographic and socio-economic background.
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