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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 Financial Sustainability Strategy Group and TRAC Development Group, with the support of HEFCE’s Leadership, Governance and Management Fund, worked with groups of institutions to collate four good practice guides in the areas of:

  • course costing
  • workload planning
  • departmental sustainability
  • resource allocation models.

This document provides senior managers with an overview and the key observations from these studies, enabling identification of how these approaches could benefit their institution and support their strategies.

Read the guide