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Latest news and events from HEFCE are listed by year in date order.
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27 November 2014
New research by HEFCE looks for the first time at how students on UK higher education programmes delivered overseas move on to first degree courses delivered in England.
26 November 2014
Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful businesses faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced today (November 26) by Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP.
21 November 2014
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are working together to build a national ‘ecosystem’ of support for social entrepreneurs through a series of new partnerships announced by HEFCE and UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.
10 November 2014
HEFCE is providing funding for the Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP) to support, develop and promote student engagement activity in the higher education sector in England.
05 November 2014
HEFCE welcomes the statement of the UK’s expert knowledge exchange practitioner bodies on universities’ principles and practices in managing their intellectual assets (Note 1).
04 November 2014
A summary of responses to a call for evidence on the use of metrics in research assessment has been published by HEFCE.
27 October 2014
A Quality Assessment Review Steering Group has been established, consisting of representatives from the higher education sector including the National Union of Students [Note 1].
24 October 2014
The review of the National Student Survey is entering a phase of testing and development.
24 October 2014
A review of the financial health of higher education institutions published by HEFCE concludes that the higher education sector in England faces significant financial challenges over the next three years.
23 October 2014
A new university and business partnership is receiving £35 million of public investment in research to drive innovation and growth.
22 October 2014
HEFCE welcomes the final report of the City Growth Commission (Note 1), including its specific analysis of the role of universities (Note 2).
21 October 2014
HEFCE’s January 2013 grant letter from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills highlighted the lack of diversity among institutional governing bodies, and the relatively low proportions of women, people from a black or minority ethnic group and disabled people in senior management positions in the higher education sector. It asked HEFCE to continue working with the sector and Equality Challenge Unit to address these longstanding issues.
20 October 2014
An evaluation of the assessment process for impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is now under way.
15 October 2014
HEFCE and Health Education England (HEE) have published the responses to a consultation on the supply of pharmacy graduates in England.
14 October 2014
HEFCE has published a survey inviting views on an internationalised system of research assessment.
07 October 2014
The higher education (HE) funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland [Note 1] are to seek views on future approaches to the assessment of quality in higher education [Note 2]. Based on the feedback we receive, we will then invite tenders under a joint procurement exercise. This will ensure transparency and demonstrate value for money.
01 October 2014
HEFCE has published new data exploring the link between economic growth and higher education provision. The interactive data toolkit identifies ‘cold spots’ in higher education provision and participation across England.
30 September 2014
HEFCE has received the results of the most recent Efficiency Measurement Model survey, through which universities report on the efficiencies achieved through improved procurement methods.
26 September 2014
HEFCE is announcing three dedicated calls for bids to the Catalyst Fund, in line with its own and government priorities. The Catalyst Fund enables HEFCE to deliver its strategic aims for higher education in research, teaching and knowledge exchange. These calls for expressions of interest cover three specific areas.
22 September 2014
A new project will analyse the wider impact of the research undertaken by UK universities.