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Widening participation 2012 and beyond: tools and resources for the new higher education context

18 December 2012, Clement House, London School of Economics, London, WC2 B4JF

This is a joint event between the Higher Education Academy and HEFCE to discuss the continuing challenges to access, widening participation, retention and success.

The way forward for STEM subjects in higher education

6 December 2012, Central London

Chris Millward, Associate Director, HEFCE, will be speaking at this seminar.

Fair access and widening participation in England's universities - next steps for policy

26 November 2012, Central London

Sarah Howls, HEFCE’s Head of Student Opportunity, will be speaking at this seminar.

HEFCE Annual Meeting 2012

22 November 0930-1300 followed by lunch, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Our half-day Annual Meeting offers an opportunity to learn more about current developments, HEFCE’s role and the challenges facing higher education.

Redesigning the higher education and information landscape

Wednesday 21 November 2012, Aldersgate Room Central Hall Westminster Storey’s Gate London SW1H 9NH

This meeting is one of the first steps in bringing together key stakeholders to take forward the recommendations of the Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) in its vision to develop a governance framework for data exchange across the higher education sector.

Innovation and transformation in HE: Unlocking learning

13-14 November 2012, Prospero House, Central London

This conference provides an opportunity to take stock of progress on the efficiencies and transformation agenda.  It will discuss the projects now going forward under the Innovation and Transformation Fund and to share learning across professional groups in the HE sector.  

Using the Widening Participation Toolkits

Four events on 12, 16, 21 and 22 November

NEON (the National Education Opportunities Network) are running four 'Supporting Practice' events in Autumn 2012 on the new widening participation toolkits.

HEFCE Review of TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing)

Two consultation events: 8 November 2012 at University of London Union, and 16 November 2012 at University of Birmingham

On 25 October we published a report and consultation on proposals for streamlining TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) requirements and promoting greater transparency on the use of public funds and to help inform the choices of prospective students.

The future for postgraduate education

17 October 2012, Central London

Chris Millward, Associate Director, HEFCE, will be speaking at this seminar.

The future of shared services in higher education

25 September 2012, Westminster, London

Steve Butcher, HEFCE's head of procurement, will be speaking at this policy and practice briefing on shared services.

Institution-specific funding seminar

Wednesday 1 August 2012, 1100-1400, Northavon House Bristol BS16 1QD

For institutions that are considering making a submission for institution-specific funding (HEFCE 2012/16).

Advanced HESES12 & HEIFES12 seminar – changes to HESES and HEIFES tables and guidance for 2012-13

Wednesday 18 July 2012, 1000-1600, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham

HEFCE Advanced seminar on the 2012-13 Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES12) Survey and Higher Education in Further Education: Students (HEIFES12) Survey.

A risk-based approach to quality assurance in higher education in England: sector consultation events

Two consultation events were held on 18 June 2012 at Regents College, London, and on 21 June 2012, at Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham.

We are currently consulting on the development of a more risk-based approach to the quality assurance system for higher education in England from 2013-14. These events gave stakeholders a chance to discuss the proposals set out in the consultation with staff from HEFCE, the QAA and each other. 

Employer engagement in HE: Building for the Future

14 June, 2012, The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester

The Higher Education Academy is presenting this one day conference on behalf of HEFCE.

Distinct 2012 Conference

Tuesday 12 June 2012 at No.11 Cavendish Square, London W1G OAN

A senior-level event to share best practice on developing institutional distinctiveness.

HEFCE Annual Conference 2012

Wednesday 18 April 2012 at the Royal College of Music, Kensington, London SW7 2BS

HEFCE's annual conference took place in London and was attended by heads of many of the HEFCE-funded higher education institutions as well as leaders of partner organisations.

AoC annual HE in FE conference

Thursday 29 March 2012, Holiday Inn, Kings Cross London

This well established one-day conference will explore the significant changes higher education (HE) is undergoing, particularly the challenges faced by Colleges as they seek to ensure more people can benefit from local, flexible and affordable HE.

Future Proofing Higher Education. Leading Transformational Change

Wednesday 25 January 2012, venue tba

A joint conference organised by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and HEFCE.

Creating value: Delivering more with less in higher education

Thursday 5 January 2012, 0900-1530 at the University of Exeter

This conference is aimed at managers in university professional services.