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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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’s outgoing Chief Executive, Sir Alan Langlands, will take up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds on 1 October 2013. Pending Professor Atkins’ arrival at HEFCE, Deputy Chief Executive Steve Egan will act as interim Chief Executive.

Read the July announcement of Professor Atkins’ appointment.