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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - 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.

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Governance arrangements within HEIs

Higher Education Code of Governance

Issued by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), this guide is to support members of governing bodies of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Its purpose is to identify the key values and practices on which the effective governance of UK HEIs is based, in order to help deliver institutional mission and success.

Handbook for members of Audit Committees in higher education institutions

This guide by the CUC is aimed at members of audit committees of higher education institutions in the UK. It shares current good practice and encourages its appropriate adoption across the higher education sector.

Guidance on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff

This letter provides guidance on severance payments to senior HEI staff.

Page last updated 22 November 2017