HEFCE-funded universities and colleges
Through our Institutions Directorate we have an ongoing dialogue with these institutions, which informs the advice we give to Government.
HEFCE has a role in assisting the Government to operate its regulatory function for alternative providers of higher education. We are also engaging with alternative providers directly to ensure we understand how they operate, and the contribution they make to the English higher education sector. We also work with representative bodies of alternative providers of higher education, such as Study UK.
We maintain a register of higher education providers that have particular relationships to Government (or bodies related to Government) in England. The register sets out the powers they have, and the regulatory controls which apply to them.
We work with the following representative bodies:
- Association of Colleges
- Council of Church Universities and Colleges (Cathedrals Group)
- International Alliance of Research Universities
- London Higher
- Russell Group
- Universitas 21
- Universities and Colleges Employers Association
- Universities for the North East
- Universities Scotland
- Universities South West
- Universities UK
- Universities Wales
- Universities West Midlands
- University Alliance
- Worldwide Universities Network.
- Yorkshire Universities