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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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We held three consultation events in November 2015 to discuss the detail of our proposals.

The events were aimed at all providers of higher education in the UK, student representative bodies and organisations with an interest in information about learning and teaching and the student experience.

Through these events and subsequent consultation responses we were interested in:

  • testing whether proposed changes would be acceptable and practical for the sector and stakeholders
  • understanding the impact on institutions of changes we might wish to make
  • ascertaining views on preferences between options in a number of areas.

Presentations from the events

Overview of the consultation

Download the Overview_of_the_consultation as PDF (544 KB)

Changes to the National Student Survey

Download the Group_session_on_changes_to_the_NSS as PDF (209 KB)

Changes to Unistats and information for students

Download the Group_session_on_changes_to_Unistats_and_information_for_students as PDF (240 KB)

Introduction to the National Student Survey and Unistats

Download the Group_session_on_introduction_to_NSS_and_Unistats as PDF (329 KB)

Page last updated 20 December 2017