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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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The ninth conference of HEFCE’s Strategic Advisory Committees was held at Church House, London as planned on 14 November.

The morning presentations are provided below.

The afternoon presentations on equality and diversity gave an early flavour of the findings from two HEFCE projects. These presentations will be made available after the reports of the projects are published; this is expected to be in January 2017.

The Higher Education landscape

Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive 

 Download the HEFCE - Madeleine Atkins' presentation on issues and agendas for the sector as PDF (918 KB)

Office for Students and Research England interface

Chris Millward, Director (Policy) and David Sweeney, Director (Research, Knowledge Exchange)

Download the Chris Millward and David Sweeney OFS and UKRI joint working as PDF (1,682 KB)

Quality assessment operating model

Yvonne Hawkins, Director and Susan Lapworth, Regulation and Assurance Administrator

Download the HEFCE - Yvonne Hawkins' and Susan Lapworth's presentation on operating model for quality assessment as PDF (571 KB)