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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Map 2 – The change in the young participation rate up to, and including, the 11:12 cohort

This map shows the change in young participation by parliamentary constituency across the country from the 98:99 cohort up to, and including, the 11:12 cohort ('11:12 cohort’ refers to those students who were aged 18 in 2011 and entered higher education either in the academic year 2011-12 or, aged 19, in 2012-13).

A more detailed map which shows how participation rates vary at a more local level, based on HEFCE’s POLAR3 classification, is also available.

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