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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Our half-day Annual Meeting was held at the Park Crescent Conference Centre, Great Portland Street, London.

Over 150 delegates attended, representing a wide range of higher education institutions and other organisations involved in higher education. They heard the Interim Chief Executive who gave a review of the past year, followed by HEFCE directors who presented current issues, and were given opportunities to put questions to the speakers.  


Steve-Egan-Annual-MeetingSteve Egan, Interim Chief Executive

Higher education and HEFCE in 2012-13

Download the Steve Egan presentation as PDF (1,605 KB)  ‌

Heather Fry, Director, Education, Participation and Students

Developments in quality assurance

 Download the Heather Fry presentation as PDF (1,064 KB)  ‌

CMillward-ann-meetingChris Millward, Associate Director

Supporting a successful postgraduate sector

 Download the Chris Millward presentation as PDF (877 KB) 

DSweeney-Ann-MeetingDavid Sweeney, Director, Research

Research and innovation, universities and growth

 Download the David Sweeney presentation as PDF (1,699 KB) ‌