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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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 report, 'Access agreement and widening participation strategic assessment monitoring: Outcomes for 2009-10' (HEFCE 2011/29) is available on the OFFA web-site.

It shows that institutions continued to demonstrate their commitment to widening participation in 2009-10 by committing financial resources and delivering activity across the student lifecycle.

As we move into the new fees and funding regime from 2012, HEFCE will continue to work with OFFA to promote widening participation and fair access. We will monitor the effects of the new financial system and other changes with the aim of ensuring that people with the potential to benefit from successful participation in higher education have the opportunity to do so.