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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 was intended for people completing HESES15 and those with responsibility for ensuring the data has been verified, who were looking to gain an understanding of the changes for 2015‑16. 

The seminar was held on Monday 7 September 2015 at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.


The seminars provided an overview of HEFCE funding, covered how to complete the HESES15 survey for different students, the definitions used and the process of verifying the data. They included an interactive session on completing the survey, and opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.

Slides and documents from the event

Introduction to HESES and funding: key dates

Download the HESES15_Intro _funding_presentation as PDF (1,126 KB)

Overview of tables in the HESES15 workbook

Download the HESES15_Intro_to_tables as PDF (842 KB)

HESES15 definitions

Download the HESES15_Table_definitions as PDF (1,428 KB)

Experience and good practice from an institution's perspective

Download the University_of_Reading_good_practice as PDF (1,187 KB)

HESES15 data verification process

Download the HESES15_Data_verification as PDF (789 KB)

We also recommend that delegates read our Guide to Funding 2015-16


If there are specific areas or questions you would like to be included in the seminars, please email