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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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.

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This seminar is on the future of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), focusing on how the next REF will be structured and on the funding allocation. It has been scheduled to follow the Government-commissioned review of the REF being undertaken by Lord Stern, which is due to report in the summer.

Planned sessions examine key elements of the review, including how to:

  • promote and support excellence
  • reduce administrative burden
  • increase the use of metrics
  • improve the process of peer review.

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HEFCE speaker

Dr Vicky Jones, Senior Policy Advisor in the Research Policy Team at HEFCE, is speaking at this seminar.