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Latest news and events from HEFCE are listed by year in date order.
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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.
30 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.
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.
12 June 2014
A total of 55 academic staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships, the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
12 June 2014
British universities have long been world leaders in research and teaching and the last decade has seen them rise to the challenges and opportunities of the knowledge economy.
11 June 2014
The UK has the most efficient and effective research base in the world, punching well above its weight.
21 May 2014
16 May 2014
The four UK higher education funding bodies and Research Councils UK (RCUK) have written to the heads of all UK higher education institutions inviting input into the science and innovation strategy.
14 May 2014
GreenPad is a project at Staffordshire University to create environmentally sustainable housing stock within the private rental sector, for students to rent through the students' union letting service.
02 May 2014
An analysis of the responses to HEFCE’s recent consultation on our financial memorandum with institutions has been published.
01 May 2014
On behalf of the steering group for the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment, HEFCE has launched a call for evidence to gather views and evidence relating to the use of metrics in research assessment and management.
01 May 2014
A new report and toolkit set out practical steps to enable this to happen.
29 April 2014
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) today publishes a new report, ‘Pressure from all sides: Economic and policy influences on part-time higher education’ [Note 1]. It shows that the sharp decline in part-time study since 2010-11 in publicly-funded higher education is likely to have been influenced by the recession, its aftermath, and public policy changes.
25 April 2014
HEFCE welcomes the renewed commitment by Government to the importance of funding for excellence in science, as announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.