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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 UK higher education sector contains a rich diversity that is something to be celebrated - from the character of our institutions, to the nature of what they offer, to the students with whom they engage. But to make the most of what we have, and to ensure that our prospective students make the best choices for them, good-quality information is key.

We are looking to enhance the information that is available to students through the creation of a , and are currently consulting on .


Presentations from the London event

At the consultation event held in London on 18 Feburary 2011 the following presentations were given:

Heather Fry, Director (Education and Participation), HEFCE

Information on higher education consultation event

Download the info.ppt as MS Powerpoint Presentation (333 KB) 

Professor Janet Beer, Chair of the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group

Introducing Key Information Sets

Download the introduce.ppt as MS Powerpoint Presentation (489 KB) 

Hannah Pudner, Senior Policy Adviser, HEFCE

Key Information Set development Work

Download the develop.ppt as MS Powerpoint Presentation (290 KB) 

Richard Puttock, Head of Data and Management Information

Collation of Key Information Sets

Download the collate.ppt as MS Powerpoint Presentation (456 KB) 

Further information

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Last updated 23 February 2011