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Additional reports supporting consultation on changes to the National Student Survey and Unistats

08 October 2015

The UK funding bodies for higher education have published two further research reports that provide supporting evidence for the consultation published on 1 October.

Enhanced version of the HEFCE Register of Higher Education Providers

07 October 2015

After a successful first year in which the Register has shown its value to users, we are enhancing it further and continuing to encourage its use.

Opportunity to join the HEFCE Audit Committee

06 October 2015

We are looking to appoint a new member to the HEFCE Audit Committee

HEFCE's new Bristol office

05 October 2015

HEFCE is moving Bristol headquarters on Monday 12 October.

Consultation on changes to the National Student Survey and Unistats

01 October 2015

The UK funding bodies for higher education have published a joint consultation on changes arising from their review of information about learning and teaching, and the student experience.

Differences in employment outcomes: equality and diversity

01 October 2015

Four-fifths of students who graduated in the 2008 recession are now professionally employed or undertaking further study.

‘Prevent’ duty: consultation on proposed monitoring approach for higher education providers

22 September 2015

HEFCE is consulting on its proposed approach to monitoring compliance with the new ‘Prevent’ duty in the higher education sector in England. The duty means that governors and proprietors of institutions must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

£4 million awarded to 12 projects to pilot measures of learning gain

21 September 2015

A total of 12 collaborative projects, including over 70 universities and colleges, will receive £4 million over three years to run pilot projects that will test and evaluate measures of learning gain in English higher education.

HEFCE publishes analysis of 2014-15 Postgraduate Support Scheme pilots

17 September 2015

The report evaluates and summarises findings from the £25 million initiative, which involved 40 higher education institutions in 20 projects to support and improve progression to taught postgraduate education.

Who you are and what you study influences your degree level

16 September 2015

Entry qualifications, gender, ethnicity, disadvantage, previous school type, subject area, mode of study, age and disability all play a part in degree outcomes.

Unistats – official source for info on universities and colleges now updated

03 September 2015

Now ready for 2016 applicants, the Unistats website provides information on undergraduate courses.

Nominees invited for the Board of the Higher Education Academy

20 August 2015

We are seeking a nominee from the higher education sector to represent the four UK higher education funding bodies on the Board of Directors of the Higher Education Academy.

Response to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) report on graduate employment

19 August 2015

Evidence from the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey suggests that, far from being under-employed, the majority of graduates are in jobs that use their skills.

An analysis of staff selection for REF 2014

14 August 2015

HEFCE has published a study investigating the impact of disability, age, sex, ethnicity, nationality and early career researcher status on the selection of staff for inclusion in the REF 2014.

Student satisfaction remains high at UK universities and colleges

12 August 2015

The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs) remains high with 86 per cent saying they are satisfied overall with their course in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). A further 7 per cent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with their higher education experience; and only 7 per cent were dissatisfied (5 per cent) or strongly dissatisfied (2 per cent).

Helpful steps to postgraduate taught courses

05 August 2015

‘Steps to Postgraduate Study’ is a new website providing information for students who are making decisions about postgraduate taught (PGT) study.

First insights into UK interdisciplinary research

30 July 2015

A report exploring international comparisons with UK interdisciplinary research highlights an increasing global trend towards interdisciplinarity, and confirms the UK’s world-leading research performance.

Improving policing through HE research: Successful bidders for fund announced

30 July 2015

The College of Policing has today announced 14 successful bids for the Police Knowledge Fund.

Opportunity to join a HEFCE strategic advisory committee

29 July 2015

We are looking to appoint a member to the Teaching Excellence & Student Opportunity (TESO) Strategic Advisory Committee.

HEFCE announces drive to ensure students from diverse backgrounds succeed in higher education

23 July 2015

Record levels of people from lower-income families are now entering higher education. Similarly, the numbers of students with disabilities, and from black or ethnic minority groups, are continuing to increase. However, these groups still underachieve in terms of degree results, progression into further study and graduate-level employment.