Students, practitioners and university leaders from across 145 UK universities and colleges have taken part in a ground-breaking HEFCE-funded programme, led by the Leadership Foundation, to advance technology-enhanced student learning.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) today welcomed Sir Keith Burnett and Professor Mary Stuart to the HEFCE board. Mark Robson was re-appointed for a further three years. All three appointments were approved by the Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark.
A review of university and college finances published by HEFCE concludes that the higher education sector in England was in sound overall financial health in 2013-14.
HEFCE is co-funding with the Economic and Social Research Council the first research centre in this country dedicated to the investigation of higher education and its future.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will allocate £3.97 billion to 130 universities and higher education colleges and 214 further education and sixth form colleges for the academic year 2015-16.
Following the fourth round of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), seven outstanding university research projects will receive over £100 million of investment in 2016-17 to drive innovation and economic growth.
The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, has today announced that HEFCE has awarded the N8 Research Partnership a grant of £7,999,254 through its Catalyst Fund (Note 1) to develop the Agri-Food Resilience Programme.
A new analysis of impact case studies from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) shows that research carried out by the UK’s universities has wide and varied benefits to the economy, society, culture, policy, health, the environment and quality of life, within the UK and overseas.
HEFCE welcomes the Government’s announcement in the Budget of an additional £400 million for the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
The Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG) has updated its 2008 assessment of the sustainability of learning and teaching in higher education in England.
A new report summarises exploratory research considering ways to provide evidence on the value of student enterprise, including student start-ups and the contribution of students to spin-outs, from English HEIs.
The Association of Colleges (AoC) has been awarded £2.75 million by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund to enhance the learning of higher education students in colleges. The project will see teachers working closely with employers to ensure they are passing on the most up-to-date industry knowledge to their students. A further £1 million will be provided by local employers and the participating colleges.
The announcement of the Government’s science and innovation strategy in December included a commission to establish a general review of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and a specific review of computer science degree accreditation arrangements. The reviews will explore issues around graduate employability and consider options for how they could be addressed.
New HEFCE research looks at how many young people go on to higher education from A-levels and similar Level 3 qualifications.
Steve Egan, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance at HEFCE, has been appointed to the post of Vice-President (Implementation) at the University of Bath with effect from 1 May 2015.
HEFCE’s Chief Executive, Professor Madeleine Atkins, has today launched HEFCE’s Business Plan 2015-2020 at the HEFCE 2015 Annual Conference at the University of London
HEFCE has published two studies to support our discussion with stakeholders about future approaches to quality assessment.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Minister for Universities and Science have today confirmed funding allocations to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for financial year 2015-16.