Aggregate Offshore Record consultation - initial outcomes
The Aggregate Offshore Record major review consultation has now closed and we received excellent engagement from the sector, with 88 responses across the two different versions.
We continue to work closely with our Statutory Customers to agree the detail of the changes that will be implemented, but we would like to highlight two important decisions that have now been reached:
Firstly, all four UK nations have taken the decision to delay the implementation of new requirements around transnational education data until the 2026/27 reporting year. This will enable us to work through the detail of the changes and sector feedback with Statutory Customers, and allow higher education providers additional time to adapt to the new requirements. This means that the Aggregate Offshore Record will be collected, unchanged, for each year from now to 2025/26.
In Wales the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and in England the Office for Students expect to bring in new requirements for reporting on UK-based partnership data for the 2025/26 reporting year.
Our planned timescales for further publications are as follows:
All providers: summary of consultation responses
Providers in England and Wales: Notification of Changes for UK-based partnership data requirements (for 2025/26)
Providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland: Notification of Changes for transnational education data requirements (for 2026/27)