HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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.
HEFCE is funding 108 projects across the higher education sector to address issues around student safeguarding. The projects focus on tackling sexual violence, harassment and hate crime, whether on campus or online. Our aim through this investment is to provide resources for students, universities and colleges in order to promote better awareness and to improve strategies to tackle these vital and complex issues.
The conference will launch the evaluation programme which will include an overall assessment of HEFCE’s investment into student safeguarding and where the higher education sector is in terms of changing the culture when it reports across the whole programme in 2019.
A key outcome of the programme is to see evidence that students feel safer, have a greater understanding of what constitutes harassment, sexual violence and hate crime and whether they have confidence to spot and report it, particularly on their campus.
Speakers at the conference include Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, Alison Johns, Chief Executive Designate of Advance HE, and Sarah Lasoye, NUS Women’s Campaign.