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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This conference is aimed at people with a responsibility for running, delivering or transforming operational functions and professional services in universities.

This includes:

  • directors of professional services and operational areas, such as estates, finance, human resources, ICT, procurement, and student services
  • senior leaders and chief operating officers.

Professor Jane Wills, Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary, University of London, will be speaking on ‘The case for the living wage & in-house services’.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton
  • Dr Clive Grace, Chair, UK Shared Business Services
  • Dr Mark Pegg, Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Dr Dharm Kapletia, Senior Research Fellow, University of the West of England
  • Dusty Amroliwala, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, University of East London
  • Angus Warren, Chief Executive, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

More information and how to register