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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE is led by the HEFCE Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation. There are 15 Board members, and five observers (including a student representative).

Standing committees and working groups advise the chief executive and Board on specific issues.

Policies are then developed and put into practice by HEFCE’s staff, based within six directorates and overseen by the HEFCE Executive Group.

Page last updated 6 July 2017