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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Timed to follow the release of the 'Witty Review of Universities in their local communities - enabling economic growth', delegates at this seminar will examine the conclusions of the review and the challenges for implementation.

The seminar will bring together key policymakers from across Government alongside stakeholders - including businesses, local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), universities and their mission groups, academics and other interested parties.

Planned sessions look at how universities can work in partnership with their local economies through involvement with LEPs as Government seeks, from April 2015, to give LEPs a greater role in strategic planning for local growth and to take on the majority of EU Structural Funds allocated to England.

Alice Frost, Head of Business and Community, HEFCE, will deliver a keynote address at this seminar.