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Access Data Development Group
Terms of reference

1 Remit

The ADDG will:

  • identify priorities for further data development and seek to address those priorities
  • provide advice on data requirements and performance measures to promote the qualification and influence policy and funding
  • explore new ways to evaluate the impact of fair access and participation
  • consider other matters and undertake such other activities relating to the development of data about Access to HE, as may be requested by the ARLC from time to time.

2 Membership specification

Membership comprises:

  • the Chair (who will be a member of the ARLC)
  • 2 AVA officers
  • 1 HE practitioner
  • 1 nominee from the Educations and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
  • 1 nominee of the Higher Education Funding Agency for Wales (HEFCW)
  • 1 nominee of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
  • 1 nominee of the Office for Students (OfS)
  • 1 nominee from UCAS
  • 1 nominee from the Welsh Assembly Government
  • 2 'other' members (with appropriate experience for the work of the group)
  • QAA officers will be in attendance, as appropriate, to support and advise the Group.
Membership is intended to bring together a group of individuals with expertise relevant to ADDG’s remit; membership is only transferable for nominated members.


3 Appointment to the ADDG

All appointments and reappointments will be made by the ARLC.

4 Term of office

The HE practitioner and AVA officer members are appointed for three years, with a possible extension for a further term of three years.

Other nominated members act on behalf of, and with a term of office determined by, their nominating organisations.

5 Quorum

Meetings of the ADDG are quorate when at least 50 per cent of members (including the Chair, or a nominated deputy) are present.

6 Frequency of meetings

The ADDG will usually meet twice a year.