Over 40 universities and colleges in England have been awarded funding totalling £1.8 million from HEFCE to improve responses to hate crime and online harassment on campus.
HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.
A review of a HEFCE programme which funds development projects in the higher education sector has found significant benefits for students, the economy and society, with funding expected to return up to £12 in value for every pound invested.
Knowledge exchange activity on the part of UK universities continued to grow in 2015-16. Income from knowledge exchange in England grew by 3 per cent, with income across the UK reaching a record £4.2 billion in total, according to HEFCE’s annual ‘Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction’ report.
The Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, has announced the allocation of £20 million to the first round winners of HEFCE’s Connecting Capability Fund competition.
In the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund managed by HEFCE, 27 projects have been awarded a total of £4.9 million to develop new degree apprenticeships. The projects, and the 63 universities and colleges involved, have now been announced.
HEFCE wishes to appoint high-calibre individuals to work as panellists and assessors for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Round 6 of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will make £220 million available to universities across the UK for the development of leading-edge research facilities that support collaboration and excellent research. Interested universities need to submit an initial notification by 10 November 2017.
HEFCE has welcomed the appointment of Chris Millward as the Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students, the new regulatory body for the higher education sector.
The UK’s higher education funding bodies are seeking research experts from diverse backgrounds to serve as sub-panel chairs in the second Research Excellence Framework. The application process is open now, and closes at 12 noon on 11 October 2017.
HEFCE has published the results of the 2017 National Student Survey. Over 300,000 final-year students took part in the survey, around 68 per cent of those eligible. Of these, 84 per cent were satisfied with the overall quality of their courses.
Higher education (HE) providers in England are making good progress in fulfilling their statutory duty under the Government’s Prevent policy to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
HEFCE welcomes the Government’s publication of the specification for subject-level pilots of the Teaching Excellence Framework.
The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) is to receive an additional £40 million per annum from 2017-18, to boost universities’ capacity to collaborate with businesses, commercialise their research and help to deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Nine research projects led by UK universities have been awarded funding totalling £177 million by HEFCE, in the latest investments through the UK Research Investment Partnership Fund.
HEFCE has welcomed the appointment of Nicola Dandridge as Chief Executive designate of the Office for Students, the new regulatory body for the higher education sector.
Analysis of statements submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has highlighted the prevalence of institution-level initiatives and a strong focus on gender, along with wider evidence that can feed into development of the assessment approach for REF 2021.