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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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.

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Some of the first ever Associates - who have already made an exceptional contribution to the scheme - last night received national recognition for their work at the 2009 National Aimhigher Awards ceremony.


  • About Aimhigher Associates
  • The National Aimhigher Awards 2009 celebrate the most effective and innovative Aimhigher work being undertaken across the country, and the achievements of those that benefit from the programme. The winners, chosen from over 200 entries, were presented with their awards by the Rt Hon Pat McFadden, Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills at a ceremony held in London on Tuesday 6 October.
  • More information about the awards and the winners