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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Is your issue about standards or the student academic experience?

What are 'standards'?

By this we mean the level of learning your provider requires and how that compares with other providers. You may have concerns about how your degree compares with a degree from another provider or whether it adequately prepares you for employment.

What is the 'student academic experience'?

This refers to the learning experience that you receive in your provider and how you are supported to progress and succeed.