The Research Excellence Framework team, on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies, is pleased to confirm the membership of the REF Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel.
David Sweeney, HEFCE’s Director of Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, has been appointed Executive Chair Designate of Research England.
HEFCE is launching the Connecting Capability Fund, with guidance on the allocation of £100 million to support university collaborations in research commercialisation.
Proposals for the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund should be submitted by noon on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
HEFCE has received confirmation of funding from the Department for Education for the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund.
Four exceptional people are needed to serve as Main Panel Chairs (Designate) in the second Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The launch of the Institute for Apprenticeships includes confirmation of a quality settlement between Ofsted and HEFCE that agrees responsibility for the quality assessment of apprenticeships delivered by higher education (HE) providers between Levels 4 and 7.
Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has invited HEFCE to support measures to promote student electoral registration.
The report ‘Financial health of the higher education sector: 2015-16’ shows a financially sound position overall. However, there is significant and increasing variation in the financial performances of individual institutions, with the main financial strength remaining in a small number of them.
The Department of Health (DH) has today launched a consultation on how to maximise the benefits to the taxpayer and the NHS arising from increases in the numbers of medical school places to take place from academic year 2018-19 (Note 1).
HEFCE has awarded grants to over 60 projects in universities and colleges across the country which address concerns about sexual violence and harassment on campus.
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has today published a report following its inquiry into the role of universities in commercialising their research (Note 1).
Seventeen projects, involving 64 higher education providers, will receive up to £500,000 each from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund over two years to address differences in student outcomes.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Dianne Berry, OBE, will chair the Research Excellence Framework Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel.
HEFCE has published a guide for higher education providers on the information they should publish to help prospective students make decisions about what and where to study.
HEFCE today welcomed the appointment of six new Board members: Martin Coleman, Gurpreet Dehal, Katherine Lander, Professor Carl Lygo, David Palfreyman and Professor Steven West.
The number of students studying postgraduate courses in England has increased substantially in 2016-17, following the introduction of postgraduate masters loans.
The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has confirmed funding allocations to HEFCE for the financial year 2017-18.