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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Institutions funded in the first round

64 institutions across England each received up to £50,000 of HEFCE Catalyst Funding for a range of projects. The projects are being monitored for 12 months from February 2017.

Projects were selected across a range of themes and criteria, based on their ability to:

  • develop the ‘bystander’ initiative, which trains staff and students in preventing or reducing violence against women and hate crimes, particularly among students
  • develop projects, systems improvements, training packages and partnership working models to drive real change in this area
  • deliver key activities and partnerships with students’ unions
  • develop excellent transferable good practice for the benefit of students and institutions across higher education.

The institutions that received funding are:

  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • Blackburn College
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Bournemouth and Poole College
  • University of Bristol
  • Brunel University London
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Bury College
  • University of Cambridge
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Derby
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Havering College of Further and Higher Education
  • University of Hull
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Keele
  • University of Kent
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • University of Lancaster
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds City College
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • Lincoln College
  • University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Northampton
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Open University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Roehampton University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • St George's, University of London
  • University of Sunderland
  • Teesside University
  • University College London
  • Walsall College
  • University of Warwick
  • University of the West of England
  • West Nottinghamshire College
  • University of Westminster
  • Wirral Metropolitan College
  • University of Worcester
  • University of York
  • York St John University

Find out which institutions were funded in the second round


Page last updated 13 October 2017

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