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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Content previously published under ‘Regulation’ is now published under ‘Regulation and assurance’.

Funding and investment

Content previously published under ‘Funding and investment’ is now published under ‘Funding and finance’.

The following pages from this section have moved to ‘Working with HE providers’:

Learning and teaching

Information on the provision of information and funding for learning and teaching continues to be published in the ‘Learning and teaching’ pages.

The following page from this section has moved to: ‘Working with HE providers’:

The following pages from this section have moved to ‘Regulation and assurance’:

Widening participation

Content previously published under ‘Widening participation’ is now published under ‘Student access and success’.

The following pages from this section have moved to ‘Analysis and insight’:


Content published under ‘Research’ continues to be published in the updated ‘Research’ pages.

Knowledge exchange and skills

Much content published under ‘Knowledge exchange and skills’ continues to be published under the updated ‘Knowledge exchange’ pages.

There is now also a separate Skills section.

Leadership, governance and management

Most of the content previously published under ‘Leadership, governance and management’ is now published under ‘Working with HE providers’ with two exceptions.

The following pages have moved to ‘Funding and finance’:

Cross-cutting work

This section no longer exists. URLs for the location of the pages on the new site are listed below: