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Online tool to support postgraduate student choice in higher education

16 April 2014

A new web-site to help UK and international prospective postgraduate students find the right higher education courses for them is to be developed by the four UK higher education funding bodies [Note 1].

NCUB report on collaboration between universities and businesses

14 April 2014

The ‘State of the Relationship’ report by the National Centre for Universities and Business, sets out the important and varied relationships between universities and businesses.

HEFCE report reveals dramatic changes in English higher education

10 April 2014

‘Higher education in England 2014: Analysis of latest shifts and trends’ highlights some of the changes affecting students, courses, and universities and colleges.

HEFCE response to written ministerial statement on changes to Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

07 April 2014

HEFCE is fully committed to working with universities, colleges and others to ensure as far as possible that when these changes to the DSA come into effect in 2015-16, those students most in need are properly supported and are able to succeed in their studies and in future employment.

New higher education campuses: Letter from BIS to HEFCE

03 April 2014

HEFCE has today received a letter from the Minister for Universities and Science on new higher education campuses.

National strategy for access and student success in higher education – driving forward change

03 April 2014

A national strategy developed by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to ensure that all those with the potential to benefit from higher education have equal opportunity to participate and succeed, has been published by the Government.

Universities as anchors of the economy and society

03 April 2014

A research report published by HEFCE describes the achievements and challenges for universities in acting as ‘anchors’ of the economy and society.

Improving information for prospective students

03 April 2014

How to better understand decision-making behaviour and thus support students making choices about whether, what and where to study in higher education.

Independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment

02 April 2014

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has asked HEFCE to review the role of metrics in research assessment and management.

Graduates who combine adaptability with specialist knowledge most valued by employers

02 April 2014

A report released today by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that being able to adapt to change and perform different functions adds significant value to the specialist knowledge of graduates.

Decline in global demand for English higher education

02 April 2014

HEFCE analysis shows first dip in international student entrants to English higher education courses in nearly three decades

New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework

28 March 2014

HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies have published details of a new policy for open access relating to future research assessments after the current 2014 REF.

New HEFCE analysis shows significant link between factors such as ethnicity, gender and school type on achievement in higher education

27 March 2014

The most comprehensive study of its kind, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), reveals the significant effect of factors such as ethnicity, gender, disadvantage and school type on the chances of students obtaining an upper second or first class degree in higher education.

HEFCE allocates £3.88 billion to universities and colleges in England for 2014-15

26 March 2014

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will allocate £3.88 billion to 130 universities and higher education colleges and 212 further education colleges for the academic year 2014-15.

Universities encouraged to make financial information more visible to students

25 March 2014

New guidance aims to help universities and colleges in England present information about income and expenditure on their web-sites in a way that is transparent and accessible to current students and the general public.

HEFCE respected and valued by stakeholders

24 March 2014

An independent survey has found that HEFCE is considered by its stakeholders to be highly respected, trusted and approachable [Note 1]. And 80 per cent are satisfied with their relationship with HEFCE – an overall improvement since previous surveys were undertaken in 2009 and 2007 [Note 2].

Institutions asked for feedback on REF

19 March 2014

Institutions participating in the REF have been invited to provide feedback. The deadline for responses is 2 May 2014.

Green Dragons: student-led sustainability

19 March 2014

Green Dragons is a scheme by the City University London Students’ Union (CULSU) to encourage City students to identify opportunities, big or small, to improve sustainability at the university or in the local community, create solutions and bring new projects to life. Members of staff are also invited to participate.

British Invention: Global Impact: BIS response to Witty

14 March 2014

The Government's response to the Witty Review shines a spotlight on the role of universities as anchors of local and national growth.

HEFCE comments on OFT 'Call for information' report

14 March 2014

We will consider with interest the OFT's report.

Unistats updates help students make informed choices

24 September 2013

The updated and improved Unistats web-site includes even more course information than ever before, and will make it easier for users to search and compare courses by location, as well as on the go via a new mobile phone version.

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