HEFCE welcomes the announcement today by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, that Sir Michael Barber is the Government’s preferred candidate to be the first chair of the new regulator for higher education, the Office for Students.
The Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Following the deadline for applications to Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) on 26 January 2017, a total of 299 universities, colleges and alternative providers of higher education have chosen to participate.
The latest survey designed to measure the levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the higher education sector – the procurement efficiency measurement model (EMM) survey – is currently open.
HEFCE will fund 33 higher education museums, galleries and collections which provide a unique and significant contribution to research and scholarship
HEFCE, on behalf of the four funding bodies [Note 1], is pleased to announce the first appointments to the team that will develop and implement the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) [Note 2].
Imperial College London and the London School of Economics are the first universities to receive funding for their research projects in the fifth round of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund. The two outstanding projects will receive £52 million of investment in 2018-19 and 2019-20, to drive innovation and support the UK’s economic growth.
The Government has published a response to Dame Ann Dowling's Review of business-university collaborations, reaffirming its long-term commitment to knowledge exchange.
A survey of the intentions of nearly 140,000 graduates finds few differences between what students from different backgrounds plan to do after graduation, but does find differences in how likely they are to fulfil their ambitions. The introduction of postgraduate loans might help to close the gap.
HEFCE has published an overview of the teaching qualifications held by academic staff in HEFCE-funded higher education institutions in 2014-15, as collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
The four UK funding bodies for higher education have published a joint consultation on the arrangements for research assessment in a second Research Excellence Framework.
HEFCE has announced a new programme to increase participation in higher education across England, the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.
Sixty-seven universities and colleges have been awarded £2.8 million to develop small-scale experimental innovations in learning and teaching.
The Prime Minister has announced an additional £2 billion government investment per year for research and development by the end of this Parliament as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
New degree apprenticeships are set to open the door to careers in everything from nursing to construction and food manufacturing, thanks to a multi-million pound fund.
The latest financial forecasts submitted by higher education institutions to HEFCE show an increase in variability and a widening gap in the financial performance of individual institutions.
The four higher education funding bodies, Universities UK and GuildHE are pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Wathey CBE, Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, has been appointed as Chair of the new UK-wide Standing Committee for Quality Assessment.
Approximately 27,000 students will be invited to take part in a new longitudinal study, the National Mixed Methodology Learning Gain Project, which involves 10 English universities. The project forms a key element of HEFCE’s wider programme of work on learning gain, which aims to understand how students’ knowledge and skills develop during the course of their degree.
Higher education providers are now invited to apply for Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework. HEFCE has released guidance and metrics to support providers, and announced further details of panel members and assessors.