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How satisfied are graduates with their degree choices?

20 October 2016

Most graduates are happy with the choices they made when they went to university, according to a report published by HEFCE. In general though, students from ethnic minority groups are less satisfied.

HEFCE to develop the next REF

13 October 2016

Following the publication of Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework and confirmation from the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, HEFCE will work with the other UK higher education funding bodies to develop the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Additional £120 million for collaboration and technology transfer

04 October 2016

HEFCE welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement on 1 October of new funding of £120 million to promote university collaboration to engage business effectively with the most promising technologies, and to incentivise university-business collaboration further.

New National Student Survey to strengthen student engagement and increase student voice

28 September 2016

The UK higher education funding bodies have launched a new National Student Survey (NSS) for 2017.

Understanding the interdisciplinary research environment

28 September 2016

HEFCE and Research Councils UK have published a review of the interdisciplinary research landscape in the UK, supported by a report examining 10 institutional case studies in English universities.

New Forum for Responsible Research Metrics launched

15 September 2016

A group of research funders, sector bodies and infrastructure experts are working in partnership to promote the responsible use of research metrics.

Panel members announced for Year Two Teaching Excellence Framework

15 September 2016

HEFCE has appointed members to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel including academics, students, employers and widening participation experts.

International competitiveness of UK university technology transfer practice

31 August 2016

A report from a group of university experts (Note 1) has presented evidence confirming the international competitiveness of UK university technology transfer practice.

Inequality persists for graduate employees

24 August 2016

Evidence shows that three-and-a-half years after leaving university 97 per cent of graduates were in employment or further study, but differences persist across demographic groups.

UK Universities focus on delivery and spur economic growth

17 August 2016

This year’s survey of interaction between UK universities and business shows that the total value of knowledge exchange interaction between UK universities and their partners across the economy has risen by over 6 per cent to £4.2 billion in 2014-15 (from £3.9 billion in 2013-14).

Continuity of government support for EU Research funding

15 August 2016

We welcome the Government’s safeguards to funding announced on Saturday to maintain the UK's status as a world leader in science, research and innovation.

Student satisfaction remains high across universities, colleges and alternative providers in the UK

08 August 2016

The results of this year’s National Student Survey show a high level of satisfaction among students studying at UK higher education institutions (HEIs), further education colleges (FECs) and alternative providers, with 86 per cent saying they are satisfied overall with their course.

Outcomes of consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions

01 August 2016

On behalf of the UK higher education funding bodies HEFCE has published the outcomes of the recent consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions.

Concordat on Open Research Data launched

28 July 2016

Four of the UK’s leading research organisations have launched a concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data.

UK higher education funding bodies’ response to the independent review of the REF

27 July 2016

We welcome the findings of Lord Stern’s independent review of the Research Excellence Framework and its recognition of the importance of the REF in assessing the quality of research, providing accountability and benchmarking, and in supporting strategic decision making nationally and in institutions.

Transitions into postgraduate study

14 July 2016

This report looks at transitions from first degree qualification from English higher education institutions (HEIs) to postgraduate study. It considers students’ first instance of postgraduate enrolment and looks at trends across one-year, three-year and five-year transition periods. Multiple instances of postgraduate study are also considered, focusing on the route taken to reach graduates’ highest level of postgraduate study.

Report shows investing in academic excellence does lead to research impact

12 July 2016

A report for HEFCE by Digital Science reveals the scholarly significance of research underpins its societal impact.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): Preparations under way

07 July 2016

HEFCE’s plans to prepare for implementation of the Year Two TEF are under way, following the launch of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) technical consultation.

24 projects shortlisted to bid for research capital funding

06 July 2016

Projects at 20 universities have been shortlisted to proceed to the full bid stage of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), to take forward leading-edge research in major capital developments.

BIS is seeking to appoint new members to the HEFCE Board

14 June 2016

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) wishes to appoint up to four new members to the HEFCE Board.