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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This covers two main areas of investigation. We consider the robustness of the NSS results by investigating response patterns.  We also look at the difference between the NSS results split by a variety of student and course characteristics such as ethnicity, gender and subject.  

These characteristic differences can be investigated using the interactive charts. 

For more detail about the findings from this analysis or to see the results of the analysis considering the robustness of the NSS please see the full report. 

Read the report on findings and trends in the NSS


If you have any queries about the data, please contact Natasha Heaney, email

Page last updated 5 November 2015