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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Higher Education Academy

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) champions teaching quality. It aims to improve learning outcomes by raising the quality and status of teaching in higher education as a driver for student success and to enable graduates to meet the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Services offered include institutional subscriptions, student surveys, and consultancy, across the UK and internationally.

Online resources include a range of toolkits and frameworks designed to help enhance teaching practice and to improve student learning outcomes.

Created in response to, and in collaboration with the HE sector, the HEA’s frameWORKS series covers the key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of learning and teaching in HE, including assessment, student retention and embedding employability. 


UnLtd is a leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd offer a wide range of resources including ongoing advice, networking and practical support.

National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education

The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) uses its networks, partners and resources to stimulate and encourage a more entrepreneurial education, and support the sector to create the opportunities for more individuals and organisations to develop the capacities they need for an entrepreneurial future.

NCEE has also been integral in the development of the 'entrepreneurial university' concept through the flagship Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme (EULP), a development programme for senior university leaders which aids them to appreciate the relevance and benefits of entrepreneurship within the university context, as well as its application. 

Page last updated 28 October 2016

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