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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Organised by HEFCE, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Association of Colleges (AoC), these events aimed to inform the further education sector about the current public-information agenda and the development of the QAA Quality Code. 


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Beth Steiner (HEFCE)

Informed students: informed choices

Download the informed_students_informed_choices as PDF (2,958 KB)

Clive Turner (City College Norwich)

Public information about higher education (in colleges)

Download the public_information_about_HE_in_colleges as PDF (672 KB)

Ian Welch (QAA) and Ann Cotterill (Warwick College) 

Understanding and implementing the HE external quality assurance agenda

Download the understand_implement_external_qa_agenda as PDF (424 KB)

Information about higher education provision: Expectation

Download the part_c as PDF (59 KB)

Compliance with QAA UK Quality Code - Chapter B5: Student Engagement

Download the student_engagement as PDF (27 KB)

Nick Davy (QAA)

The Quality Code in review

Download the quality_code_review as PDF (206 KB)