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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE Circular letter 17/2009 follows one sent on 28 July 2009 which notified institutions of their provisional share of the places, and requested institutions not intending to use them to contact HEFCE so that their share could be redistributed accordingly.

Annex A of today's letter lists the final distribution of the new places.

  • 29 July news item on institutions' provisional share of the places