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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 Government is taking forward a number of initiatives to meet its goal of creating ‘a democracy that works for everyone’. HEFCE has been invited to assist the Government in achieving this goal by encouraging higher education providers in their efforts to improve student registration levels further, including through sharing of good practice.