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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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For more information contact Davina Benton, email, tel 0117 931 7480 (National Student Survey) or Catherine Cameron, email, tel 0117 931 7476 (Unistats, KIS and information for taught postgraduates).

Consultation outcomes

This report summarises our analysis of the responses we received and the decisions we have taken.

Read the consultation outcomes report

There was broad support in responses to the consultation for changes to the National Student Survey (NSS), Unistats and information to be provided by institutions in 2017. We have adjusted our plans to take account of responses in a number of areas, notably on changes to some NSS questions. A full summary of decisions and next steps is included in the report.

Consultation responses

All responses to the consultation are available below, together with an interactive analysis of responses.

Interactive analysis of responses

Consultation document and impact assessment

Read the consultation document

Impact assessment for consultation on changes to the NSS, Unistats and information provided by institutions

Download the Impact assessment for Consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions as PDF (159 KB)

Page last updated 20 December 2017