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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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 Two reports to be launched during the week will use case studies to demonstrate the sector's contribution to the London 2012 Games, the wider UK sports industry, and UK society, culture and community as a whole.

Case studies may include everything from athletes who are competing in the Games or students who are volunteering, through to research, development, business and cultural contributions, such as stories about students volunteering in the community, or local people using on-campus sports facilities.

HEFCE is compiling a submission of case studies covering HEFCE-funded projects; universities wishing to be included in this should contact Rachel Cowie, e-mail r.cowie@hefce.ac.uk, tel 0117 931 7032. Other case studies should be submitted individually.

Full details and how to submit individual case studies

HEFCE is one of the supporters of Universities Week, an annual event that aims to increase public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK’s universities. This year's event, from 30 April to 7 May, will incorporate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as its overarching theme.