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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 event covered the following topics:

  • post-general election policy overview, and removal of the student number control
  • what the latest data maps of higher education provision can tell us about higher education in FECs, and how they can be used to inform strategy
  • higher-level skills and technical education
  • the choice of a Key Information Set or widening participation workshop
  • case studies to hear FECs’ experiences
  • how HEFCE engages with and supports colleges



Introduction and policy overview post general election, Ed Hughes, Regional Consultant and Yvonne Hawkins, Director (Universities and Colleges), HEFCE

Download the Introduction_and_policy_overview_post_general_election as PDF (871 KB)

Using HEFCE interactive data maps, Sam Wright, Analyst, HEFCE and Anthony Murray, Assistant Principal (Higher Education), Weston College

Download the Using_HEFCE_interactive_data_maps as PDF (2,121 KB)

Higher level skills and apprenticeships, Peter Seddon, Senior HE Policy Adviser (Skills), HEFCE and Robin Webber-Jones, HE Manager, Derby College

Download the Higher_level_skills_and_apprenticeships as PDF (1,455 KB)

Student opportunity, widening participation and warming up cold spots, Clair Murphy, Senior HE Policy Adviser (Student Opportunity), HEFCE and Andrew Smart, Director of Higher Education, The Cornwall College Group

Download the Student_opportunity_widening_participation_and_warming_up_cold_spots as PDF (5,169 KB)

KIS and Unistats: opportunities and challenges, Catherine Cameron, HE Policy Adviser (Learning and Teaching), Gemma Bowers, Analyst and Caroline Charlton, Senior Data Assurance Adviser, HEFCE

Download the KIS_and_Unistats_opportunities_and_challenges as PDF (1,067 KB)


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