The plan covers the period up to 2015, during which time the Government’s reforms to higher education funding and regulation will take effect.
It describes three key principles – opportunity, choice and excellence – that will inform our work to support our priorities: the core academic activities of learning and teaching, research and knowledge exchange.
It also details how HEFCE will deliver these objectives – its practices. This will include: an emphasis on high-quality information; a proportionate approach to regulation; investment for public benefit; and a commitment to working in partnership with Government, students, universities, colleges, and key national agencies.
HEFCE’s role in safeguarding the collective interests of students runs through all of its work.