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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 event is now fully booked.

On the week ending Friday 26 September we will publish calls for projects to be funded from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund. We will invite expressions of interest from universities and colleges for projects centred around the following three topics:

  • 'universities as anchors’
  • technical vocational education at higher levels
  • innovative knowledge exchange developments of small, specialist institutions.

This event will provide an opportunity to hear a brief overview of the three calls, followed by a general question and answer session. Regional consultants and policy advisers from the Institutions Directorate will be on hand to discuss initial ideas or further questions.

Institutions are also welcome to discuss any questions regarding .

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This event is now fully booked.

For more information about the event, contact your institution’s regional consultant or policy adviser with any questions.

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