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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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The Director for Fair Access and Participation

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3(1)The Director for Fair Access and Participation (“the Director”) is responsible for—

(a)overseeing the performance of the OfS’s access and participation functions,

(b)performing, in accordance with paragraph 11, any of those functions, or other functions, of the OfS which are delegated to the Director under that paragraph, and

(c)reporting to the other members of the OfS on the performance of the OfS’s access and participation functions.

(2)The Director may also report to the other members of the OfS on the measures taken by the OfS to comply with its duty under section 2(1)(e) (duty to have regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity etc) in performing a particular function of the OfS.

(3)For the purposes of this Schedule, the OfS’s “access and participation functions” are the functions conferred on it by or under—

(a)section 21 (refusal to renew an access and participation plan),

(b)sections 29 to 34 (access and participation plans),

(c)section 35 (advice on good practice),

(d)section 36 (duty to protect academic freedom in performing certain access and participation functions), and

(e)section 37 (power of the Secretary of State to require a report).

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