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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE’s goal is that our publications can be read by anyone. They are available on the web for free download, mostly in Word or PDF format, but some readers may benefit from receiving them in alternative formats, and we strive to accommodate such requests.

If this would be helpful to you, please contact Shelley Hollingsworth (tel 0117 931 7305, email to discuss your needs.

Page last updated 27 January 2016