These pages list forthcoming and past events.
Events include all HEFCE events and external events in which HEFCE has direct involvement.
For events enquiries, please contact:
Kathryn Mills, 0117 931 7035
Thursday, 10th October 2013, Central LondonSocial and cultural impacts have now been added, alongside economic criteria, as major factors in allocating research grants for UK higher education institutions (HEIs) under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the new system for assessing the quality of HEI research due for completion next year. This Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar focuses on the challenges, opportunities and implications resulting from their inclusion.
Monday 17 June, Bristol
All UK universities offering postgraduate programmes value postgraduate students for their contribution to the intellectual and cultural capital of the institutions and postgraduates are an essential part of the global workforce and the economy. Yet it is becoming increasingly difficult for universities to recruit to both taught and research postgraduate degrees and current statistics show that applications for postgraduate study in the UK have decreased.
This workshop, jointly hosted by HEFCE and UKCGE, will explore barriers to postgraduate study from different perspectives.
Two consultation events on 20 and 30 May 2013 for relevant stakeholdersIn May 2013, HEFCE published a consultation on the future operation of student number control flexibility from 2014-15 onwards, the entry of new publicly-funded providers of higher education into the student number control system, and changes to the high-grades policy to exempt a limited number of combinations of qualification types from the student number control.
Two summer workshops in Manchester and London on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education surveyIn November 2012, HEFCE outlined planned policy changes to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. These regional workshops aim to support further education colleges (FECs) through the policy changes.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013, Central LondonAt a time of immense change to the financing of the HE sector, delegates at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar will look at changes to the regulation and reporting of university finances, the introduction of shared services and improving budget efficiency, and steps to increase alternative streams of income, particularly through philanthropy.
Two workshop-based events on 7 and 24 May 2013 for further education collegesOrganised by HEFCE, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Association of Colleges (AoC), these events aim to inform the further education sector about the current public-information agenda and the development of the QAA Quality Code.
Thursday 18 April 2013, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZHEFCE’s Annual Conference was held at Imperial College London on Thursday 18 April 2013. It offered a forum for topical debate on issues of concern to the sector.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013, LondonThis Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar will focus on how universities and colleges can encourage more students and graduates to start their own business.
9 January 2013, The National Science Learning Centre, York YO10 5DDThe 2013 HEaTED conference is intended for technical staff, technical managers, allied specialists, and staff development colleagues. It aims to provide them with motivation and ideas about how they can work together to develop the technical workforce in an ever-changing higher education environment.
18 December 2012, Clement House, London School of Economics, London, WC2 B4JFThis is a joint event between the Higher Education Academy and HEFCE to discuss the continuing challenges to access, widening participation, retention and success.
6 December 2012, Central LondonChris Millward, Associate Director, HEFCE, will be speaking at this seminar.
26 November 2012, Central LondonSarah Howls, HEFCE’s Head of Student Opportunity, will be speaking at this seminar.
22 November 0930-1300 followed by lunch, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, LondonOur half-day Annual Meeting offers an opportunity to learn more about current developments, HEFCE’s role and the challenges facing higher education.
Wednesday 21 November 2012, Aldersgate Room Central Hall Westminster Storey’s Gate London SW1H 9NHThis meeting is one of the first steps in bringing together key stakeholders to take forward the recommendations of the Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) in its vision to develop a governance framework for data exchange across the higher education sector.
13-14 November 2012, Prospero House, Central LondonThis conference provides an opportunity to take stock of progress on the efficiencies and transformation agenda. It will discuss the projects now going forward under the Innovation and Transformation Fund and to share learning across professional groups in the HE sector.
Four events on 12, 16, 21 and 22 NovemberNEON (the National Education Opportunities Network) are running four 'Supporting Practice' events in Autumn 2012 on the new widening participation toolkits.
Two consultation events: 8 November 2012 at University of London Union, and 16 November 2012 at University of BirminghamOn 25 October we published a report and consultation on proposals for streamlining TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) requirements and promoting greater transparency on the use of public funds and to help inform the choices of prospective students.
17 October 2012, Central LondonChris Millward, Associate Director, HEFCE, will be speaking at this seminar.
25 September 2012, Westminster, LondonSteve Butcher, HEFCE's head of procurement, will be speaking at this policy and practice briefing on shared services.
Wednesday 1 August 2012, 1100-1400, Northavon House Bristol BS16 1QDFor institutions that are considering making a submission for institution-specific funding (HEFCE 2012/16).
Wednesday 18 July 2012, 1000-1600, Aston Conference Centre, BirminghamHEFCE Advanced seminar on the 2012-13 Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES12) Survey and Higher Education in Further Education: Students (HEIFES12) Survey.
Two consultation events were held on 18 June 2012 at Regents College, London, and on 21 June 2012, at Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham.We are currently consulting on the development of a more risk-based approach to the quality assurance system for higher education in England from 2013-14. These events gave stakeholders a chance to discuss the proposals set out in the consultation with staff from HEFCE, the QAA and each other.
14 June, 2012, The Studio, 51 Lever Street, ManchesterThe Higher Education Academy is presenting this one day conference on behalf of HEFCE.
Tuesday 12 June 2012 at No.11 Cavendish Square, London W1G OANA senior-level event to share best practice on developing institutional distinctiveness.
Wednesday 18 April 2012 at the Royal College of Music, Kensington, London SW7 2BSHEFCE's annual conference took place in London and was attended by heads of many of the HEFCE-funded higher education institutions as well as leaders of partner organisations.
Thursday 29 March 2012, Holiday Inn, Kings Cross LondonThis well established one-day conference will explore the significant changes higher education (HE) is undergoing, particularly the challenges faced by Colleges as they seek to ensure more people can benefit from local, flexible and affordable HE.
Wednesday 25 January 2012, venue tba
A joint conference organised by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and HEFCE.
Thursday 5 January 2012, 0900-1530 at the University of Exeter
This conference is aimed at managers in university professional services.
Wednesday 9 November 2011 at Brunei Gallery, London
Opportunity, choice and excellence in higher education: review of 2011 and the challenges for 2012
06 April 2011
Achieving excellence in a new world
18 February 2011
18 February 2011, 1000-1615, Central London; 3 March 2011, 1000-1615, Birmingham