Four of the UK’s leading research organisations have launched a concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data.
We welcome the findings of Lord Stern’s independent review of the Research Excellence Framework and its recognition of the importance of the REF in assessing the quality of research, providing accountability and benchmarking, and in supporting strategic decision making nationally and in institutions.
This report looks at transitions from first degree qualification from English higher education institutions (HEIs) to postgraduate study. It considers students’ first instance of postgraduate enrolment and looks at trends across one-year, three-year and five-year transition periods. Multiple instances of postgraduate study are also considered, focusing on the route taken to reach graduates’ highest level of postgraduate study.
A report for HEFCE by Digital Science reveals the scholarly significance of research underpins its societal impact.
HEFCE’s plans to prepare for implementation of the Year Two TEF are under way, following the launch of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) technical consultation.
Projects at 20 universities have been shortlisted to proceed to the full bid stage of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), to take forward leading-edge research in major capital developments.
HEFCE has launched a consultation on proposals for future investment to support widening access, successful student outcomes, including progression to taught postgraduate study.
Two reviews published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, looking at employment outcomes among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates, find that responsibility for improving these outcomes needs to be shared between higher education providers, employers and students.
The Government’s White Paper aims to put in place a simpler and more efficient higher education and research system which encourages competition and choice, drives up quality, and ensures greater accountability and value for money (Note 1).
Leaders from universities and local authorities will be working together on a pilot project designed to help areas drive growth, re-design public services and strengthen the relationship between communities and academic institutions.
HEFCE is pleased to announce preferred bidders following an exercise to procure quality assessment services for the new operating model for quality assessment in higher education in England.
We are delighted to announce that Diane Lees CBE, Director-General of Imperial War Museums, will chair the review of HEFCE’s Museums, Galleries and Collections Fund.
HEFCE is publicly announcing the funding for 131 higher education institutions and 213 further education colleges for the academic year 2016-17.
HEFCE has been asked by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to manage the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund.
A new four-year outreach programme will help meet the Prime Minister’s challenging goal to double the participation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds entering higher education by 2020.
HEFCE’s latest annual review of university and college finances concludes that the higher education sector in England was in sound overall financial health in the academic year 2014-15. However, it warns of an increased variability in the performance of individual institutions, with the gap between the lowest- and highest-performing on financial measures continuing to grow.
HEFCE has today published a revised operating model for quality assessment in higher education in England. It heralds the next phase of the Quality Assessment Review initiated by DELNI, HEFCE and HEFCW in October 2014 as part of each funding body’s statutory responsibility for quality assessment in higher education [Note 1].
Following decisions taken at the HEFCE Board meeting on 9 March, HEFCE will invest £3.7 billion in recurrent and capital funding for universities and colleges in the academic year 2016-17.