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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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If you’re studying mathematics, statistics or a related subject, it’s a rewarding placement. One that nurtures your talents while supporting you to take on challenging work related to your academic interests.

What you’ll do

  • Be part of the team that defines, collects and analyses data.
  • Improve your programming and analysis skills.
  • Work on real projects and interrogate complex data sets.
  • Investigate surveys and probe funding information.
  • Get training on software packages like SAS.
  • Lay the foundations for a rewarding career. 

What you need

  • To be studying towards a numerical degree, like mathematics or statistics.
  • Some experience of data analysis and computer programming.
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and a passion for applying mathematics to real-life situations. 

How to apply

If you’re ready to take a central role on our team, you can search opportunities and apply on our vacancies page.