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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Speakers and topics included:

  • an opening address from HEFCE Chief Executive Madeleine Atkins
  • Plymouth University and partner colleges' degree apprenticeship model, working with SMEs in South Devon
  • Warwickshire College Group on degree apprenticeships with Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Warwick.
  • presentations from HEFCE staff on student opportunity policy and skills, and the chance to consider the opportunities for your college.

Event programme and presentations


Download the The_changing_HE_landscape_programme as PDF (23 KB)

The changing HE landscape, Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, HEFCE

Download the The_changing_HE_landscape as PDF (584 KB)

Funding to support teaching in higher education from 2017-18, Toby West-Taylor, Head of Funding, HEFCE 

Download the Funding to support teaching in higher education from 2017-18 as PDF (864 KB)

Student Opportunity policy, Clair Murphy, Senior HE Policy Adviser, HEFCE

Download the Student Opportunity policy as PDF (1,818 KB)

Supporting progression and retention: Horizon scanning, Eleanor Taylor, Head of HE and International, Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Download the Supporting_progression_and_retention as PDF (406 KB)

Higher-level skills, Darren Watson, HE Policy Adviser, HEFCE

Download the Higher-level_skills as PDF (862 KB)

A collaborative approach to degree apprenticeship development, Alastair Wilson, HE Manager, South Devon College and Claire Gray, Partnerships Development Co-ordinator, Plymouth University

Download the A_collaborative_approach_to_degree_apprenticeship_development as PDF (455 KB)

Degree apprenticeships in a further education landscape, Simon Smithers, Head of Engineering (HE), Warwickshire College Group

Download the Degree_apprenticeships_in_a_further_education_landscape as PDF (658 KB)

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