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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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The Committee supports both the Board and the Chief Executive in his role as Accounting Officer, by giving them independent assurance about corporate governance, internal control and risk management. The Committee's remit includes both HEFCE and those institutions and bodies that receive HEFCE funding. We have improved the Committee's effectiveness by increasing its membership and by ensuring closer communication with the Board.

The appointment is unpaid but we pay expenses.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups including women, disabled people and people from an ethnic minority background.

For a person specification and the Committee's last annual report (including its terms of reference), e-mail

There are no application forms but applicants are invited to e-mail a one-page statement that addresses the person specification to by Thursday 20 August 2009.