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Latest news and events from HEFCE are listed by year in date order.
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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.
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.