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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.

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What does the data say?

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt takes a look at the facts.

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As part of this review we are conducting a short survey that will run until 21 August 2015.

The survey is designed to gather the views of:

  • higher education institutions,
  • industry (including individual businesses and sector organisations)
  • professional bodies.

This review and survey will have a key role in helping to ensure that the UK has the computer science graduates that it needs in the coming years.

We therefore welcome views via the survey in order to contribute to this important piece of work.

More about the review 

Complete the survey 


  1. Please note, we are also running a separate review of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, led by Professor Sir William Wakeham. This should not be confused with the review of computer science above. Sir William’s review will look more broadly at degree accreditation and graduate employability across other STEM subjects, part of which includes a separate survey.