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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Delegates at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar will assess the challenges for universities and colleges in expanding part-time and mature student recruitment, following the dramatic drop in applications in the last academic year, as well as looking at issues affecting such students throughout their time at university. 

The event is timed to allow reflection on the UUK review into part-time and mature study that called for sector-wide promotion of part-time learning, more on-campus support for evening students, as well as greater flexibility in course provision and funding models. 

More information and how to register