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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Should you be unhappy with our response to your information request then you have the right in some circumstances to appeal.

If you are uncertain about your rights please read the advice from the Information Commissioner available here: Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations, Data Protection Act or Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations to understand how to make a request and when your request may be refused.

In our response to your request we will explain how to appeal but as a minimum we will need to receive your complaint in writing (email is fine) and for you to explain why you are unhappy with our response.

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