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Richard Puttock

Head of Data, Foresight and Analysis,
Office for Students (OfS)

Richard Puttock is head of the OfS’ data, foresight and analysis directorate. He oversees the OfS’ data and analysis work, including management information, data assurance, and sector financial analysis. Prior to taking up his role at the OfS Richard worked in higher education data with HEFCE for 24 years. Richard has played a key role in most aspects of HE data in his career being actively involved in definition of all of the HESA data streams, many HEFCE data collections and the National Student Survey. Richard is a member of the HE data landscape steering group.

  • Exploring the Office for Student’s (OfS) data led approach in monitoring HE providers
  • Outlining the new 2018 OfS data strategy and the data requirements that will be placed on providers as the OfS performs its regulatory functions
  • Understand how data and lead indicators will be used to monitor the performance of providers and deliver risk-based regulation of the sector
  • Assessing the role of the OfS in analysing and developing Teaching Excellence Framework data to monitor universities in their support of student satisfaction, continuation and employment outcomes
  • Evaluating the future of HE regulation and the role of data in assessing performance