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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Tim Melville-Ross, Chair of HEFCE, said:

'This award recognises Steve’s exceptional service and commitment to HEFCE, and to higher education more widely, over many years. It is a fantastic achievement, and thoroughly deserved.'

Steve was appointed to the post in September 2006. Prior to that he was Director of Finance and Corporate Resources at HEFCE.  In these roles he has been responsible for finance and funding, and for the Council's work to support leadership, governance and management in higher education.