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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 findings confirm HEFCE’s knowledge exchange funding supports student entrepreneurship and show that studying engineering and art and design-related subjects led to enterprise pathways in over half of start-ups. 

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Blog post: Does the subject you study at university affect whether you will start a business?