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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 HEFCE Catalyst funded Scholarship Project aims to develop a scholarship framework that can be adopted by all colleges delivering HE.

The scholarship project will support colleges with:

  • Enhancing their HE provision
  • Submissions to the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and Annual Provider Review (APR)
  • Proposals for a form of degree awarding powers.

The final framework will contain a variety of resources including toolkits, guidance notes, self-assessment tools and various schemes and procedures to implement and enhance scholarship in a college HE setting. 

Project information

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

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