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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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The Scholarship Project is a three-year project that aims to develop a scholarship framework that can be adopted by all colleges delivering HE. The project is firmly centred on enhancing the learning experience for students and ensuring links with local employers become a more embedded feature of the college HE scholarship process.

The college HE scholarship framework will be designed, tested and refined in partnership with participating colleges to include:

  • a clearly articulated technical education pedagogy, informed by prior research and incorporating the principles of co-creation and co-inquiry
  • an aligned set of principles and practical implementation guidelines for different stakeholder groups including:
    • institutional leaders and managers
    • teaching staff
    • learning support and development staff
    • students
    • employers
  • a suite of practical resources (toolkits) to support implementation of the framework, providing exemplars and tools for use by the different stakeholder groups
  • a kite-marked set of agreed performance indicators and impact measures related to the framework, adoptable by all colleges that offer HE.

Project information

Catalyst funding £2,724,000
Total project funding  £3,813,000

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