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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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The unit is a central resource for practitioners and institutions, and coordinates the sharing of knowledge relating to student engagement at a national level. TSEP is housed and managed by the National Union of Students, with funding from HEFCE, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, GuildHE and the Association of Colleges.

HEFCE is providing funding for a three-year period, from 2013 to 2016, so that TSEP can enhance student engagement and partnership activity in universities and colleges and support the development of good practice.

TSEP will be hosting a series of regional events to explore how higher education institutions engage with students.  Regional events will be held at:

  • Leeds Beckett University on Thursday 13 November
  • Birmingham City University Students’ Union on Wednesday 26 November
  • London, NUS Macadam House on Thursday 27 November (limited places remaining)
  • London, NUS Macadam House on Tuesday 2 December.

To find out more about the principles and the regional events, or to get involved with the discussions:

  • visit the TSEP website
  • contact the unit directly through
  • join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TSEPConvo.