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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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All of the objectives and actions presented in this document link to the work packages laid out in the HEFCE Business Plan 2015-20, with the student interest at the heart of the document’s development.

HEFCE’s internal equality objectives relating to our role as an employer will be published separately on the ‘Equality and Diversity’ pages on the HEFCE website.

Date: 23 March 2016

Ref: 2016/05

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded further education colleges, Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
HEFCE staff

Of interest to those
responsible for:

Equality and diversity interest groups (national groups, institutional committees, staff networks)

HEFCE-related bodies

Staff responsible for equality and diversity

Student union officers and student representatives

Higher education institutional representative bodies in England

Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies

Enquiries should be directed to:

Peter Mason, tel 0117 931 7316,