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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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In applying HEFCE showed how it promotes the concepts of excellence through its core activities, including promoting leadership, people involvement and development, continuous improvement and corporate social responsibility.

The judges commended HEFCE for an 'ethos of business excellence which is embedded within the organisation and extends to all their dealings, both internally and externally'.

London Excellence Awards 2009