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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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A senior-level event to share best practice on developing institutional distinctiveness, hosted by Universities UK, CASE Europe and Distinct in Higher Education, a project supported by HEFCE’s LGM Fund.‌‌

This event is for Vice-Chancellors, Directors of Marketing and Communications, Directors of Strategic Planning and Senior Management Teams. Participants attending the conference will learn how to:

  • understand the case for change
  • establish their institution's distinctiveness
  • use distinctiveness to guide internal decisions
  • communicate their institutional identity publicly.