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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Papers presented to the HEFCE Board

The HEFCE Board normally meets seven times a year, either in Bristol or London.

The Board's decisions are based on papers put forward by the Chief Executive of HEFCE, who is a member of the Board. The decisions of the Board are implemented by the Chief Executive. Observers from other funding bodies attend meetings.

Papers from each Board meeting are normally published three weeks after the meeting date. Papers exempt from publication under the Freedom of Information Act, including partly exempt papers, are listed for information.

Papers are available for:

For further information on HEFCE's Board papers contact Paula Mcleod, Deputy Clerk to the Board, on tel 0117 931 7345 or email

Page last updated 16 February 2018