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Latest news and events from HEFCE are listed by year in date order.
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12 September 2014
HEFCE is committed to working with universities, colleges and others to ensure as far as possible that disabled students are properly supported to succeed in their studies and in future employment.
10 September 2014
Funding announced today by the Chancellor will support the construction of a Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester. The GEIC will play a key role in exploiting and maintaining the UK’s world-leading position in graphene and related 2-D materials.
09 September 2014
New HEFCE analysis shows that the proportion of students entering postgraduate (PG) research degrees with a prior PG qualification has increased from 33 per cent to 59 per cent over the last 12 years [Note 1].
05 September 2014
HEFCE has today published its first register of higher education providers. An authoritative reference point for a wide range of users, the register describes the powers that providers regulated in England have, and the controls that apply to them.
04 September 2014
A new data centre, funded with £900,000 from HEFCE, will open up high-performance computing at a reasonable price to a consortium of universities and research institutes under a five-year agreement.
02 September 2014
A further £100 million is being allocated across the UK to develop research facilities to encourage collaboration and support excellent research.
28 August 2014
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) wishes to appoint two new members to the HEFCE Board.
21 August 2014
HEFCE welcomes the new streamlined guidance for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) published by the TRAC Development Group (TDG). This will apply for reporting from the academic year 2014-15 onwards.
12 August 2014
The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK universities and colleges has hit a 10-year high, with 86 per cent saying they are satisfied overall with their course, in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).
06 August 2014
HEFCE has published interactive data on the trends in employment of staff in the higher education sector for the ten years, 2003-04 to 2012-13. 2012-13 is the first year in which detailed information on job types is available.
31 July 2014
This report, which was commissioned by the HEA at HEFCE’s request, reflects our commitment to independent review and evaluation of our work.
31 July 2014
The percentage of full-time students remaining in higher education after their first year is at an all-time high according to HEFCE figures published today.
30 July 2014
HEFCE has published a large amount of interactive data on the current and future supply of graduates and postgraduates in all subjects.
23 July 2014
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) published a report on 2015-16 access agreements today.
17 July 2014
A report published today by HEFCE and OFFA [Note 1] shows that in 2012-13 universities and colleges in England significantly increased their investment in measures to widen access and improve success among students from low income and other under-represented groups.
09 July 2014
Three new university and business partnerships are receiving a total of £50 million of public investment in research projects to drive innovation and growth.
03 July 2014
The first large-scale analysis of the National Student Survey (NSS) looks at trends in the responses of more than 2 million final-year students over nine years [Note 1]. Overall student satisfaction has increased, but there is considerable variation between subjects of study, and between different student characteristics such as ethnicity.
26 June 2014
Birkbeck, University of London, has received £1.47 million from the HEFCE Catalyst Fund to explore innovative approaches and opportunities for combining work and study.
18 June 2014
Following an evaluation of the first three rounds of the HEFCE Revolving Green Fund, which confirmed the effectiveness of the scheme, a further £34 million will be invested.
16 June 2014
HEFCE’s Deputy Chief Executive, Steve Egan, has been awarded a CBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.