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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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New information about TRAC and financial sustainability published from April 2018 can be found via the Office for Students website.

Information published up to March 2018 will continue to be available on these pages.


The Research Councils and Higher Education funding councils also have dedicated contact points for enquiries.

The TRAC Regional Groups provide a support network for practitioners to discuss common issues relating to TRAC and financial sustainability. 

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Heather Williams Finance Consultant
Finance and Funding 0117 931 7113
Sophie Swainger Finance Adviser
Finance and Funding 0117 931 7294
Rachel Knight Analyst
Analytical Services 0117 931 7118

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

Steve Keightley Senior Financial Analyst 0131 313 6587
Gordon Anderson Senior Policy / Analysis Officer 0131 313 6551

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

Bethan Owen Director of Institutional Engagement 029 2068 2237

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Gareth MacDonald Head of RCUK Funding Assurance                01793 413 222

Page last updated 28 March 2018