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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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This seminar examines ways in which universities can develop a more central role in their local economies - focusing on encouraging economic growth, retaining talented graduates in their communities and working more productively with local businesses.

Read more about this event on the Westminster Higher Education Forum website.

HEFCE speaker

Kevin Richardson, Local Growth Expert Adviser, will be delivering a keynote address at this seminar.