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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 invites disabled people and those in higher education (HE) who support them to become involved in HEFCE policy making over the next 12 months.

Anyone wishing to do so is invited to express their interest by 24 September 2010. This would be a one-year commitment requiring little to no travel.

The invitation continues HEFCE's strategy to involve disabled people launched in summer 2008. Those recruited for 2010-11 will continue to comprise a group of contacts with whom HEFCE will consult when developing and implementing policies. They will also help to build on the input received over the last year. Membership is open to new volunteers and existing members of the group.

In 2009-10, HEFCE enjoyed the support of 100 volunteers who became involved in a range of policy-related activities, from feedback on consultations, to assessing the impact of policy.

Continued involvement of this kind helps the Council make the perspective of disabled people central to the policy making process, and influence changes in the area of disability equality for the HE sector as a whole.

Further details and how to apply