Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. In doing so, it aims to promote high quality education and research, within a financially healthy sector.
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The Council also plays a key role in ensuring accountability and promoting good practice.

Mission: The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) aims to create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading system of higher education which transforms lives, strengthens the economy, and enriches society.

28/03/2018

Differences in student degree and employment outcomes: https://goo.gl/FCh9sK

This report examines how outcomes vary for different student groups based on a range of factors including gender, disability, educational disadvantage, age, ethnicity and entry qualifications. For the first time this data also includes outcomes for BTEC students.

23/03/2018

REF panel membership appointments announced: https://goo.gl/sNZLBr

The first set of panel members for the next Research Excellence Framework has been confirmed.

22/03/2018

Universities receive £1.5 million to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students: https://goo.gl/zBvpHH

Funding totalling £1.5 million has been awarded by HEFCE to 17 universities in England, to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students. Five further universities are involved in the scheme as partners in joint projects. The HEFCE funding is being matched by the participating institutions.

20/03/2018

New medical training places announced under expansion programme: https://goo.gl/b3Pioq

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the second phase of a medical training expansion programme which is funding a total of 1,500 new medical student places. This is the largest ever expansion of medical training, adding a quarter more places to the previous total.

12/03/2018

The Department for Education is inviting responses to a technical consultation on development of the TEF at subject level: https://goo.gl/QBBxJm

19/01/2018

New support for higher education courses in specialist healthcare disciplines: https://goo.gl/76RwkH

A new £3 million programme has been launched to support higher education in small, specialist healthcare disciplines that are experiencing difficulty in recruiting or retaining students.

New data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that over 25% of students get a first class degree: https://g...
11/01/2018
Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2016/17 | HESA

New data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that over 25% of students get a first class degree: https://goo.gl/u4PRnu

Our latest blog post looks at some of the reasons why this is the case: https://goo.gl/rbKYdT

For more information, see how we ensure robust processes for determining degree classifications: https://goo.gl/1Qefpo

Contents Summary How many students are in HE? Who are HE students? Where are students in HE studying? What are students in HE studying? Where do HE students come from?

Six myths about the ‘Prevent duty’ in universities: https://goo.gl/eSNm1cThe ‘Prevent duty’ which higher education provi...
12/12/2017
Six myths about the ‘Prevent duty’ in universities | HEFCE blog

Six myths about the ‘Prevent duty’ in universities: https://goo.gl/eSNm1c

The ‘Prevent duty’ which higher education providers are required to follow has been controversial, but the arguments used against it are largely based on myths and misunderstanding.

The ‘Prevent duty’ which higher education providers are required to follow has been controversial, but the arguments used against it are largely based on myths and misunderstanding.

Students could be left over £25,000 better off by choosing an accelerated degree instead of a traditional three-year cou...
11/12/2017
Government launches consultation on accelerated degrees - GOV.UK

Students could be left over £25,000 better off by choosing an accelerated degree instead of a traditional three-year course, according to new proposals out today. Same teaching, quality and course content, but delivered over a shorter two-year timespan: http://ow.ly/1S0o30h6pZi

New proposals for two-year accelerated degrees could leave students over £25,000 better off.

07/12/2017

Evaluation of social innovation learning pilots: https://goo.gl/Rqjsqp.

HEFCE has commissioned an evaluation to explore the progress of knowledge exchange projects funded through the social innovation sandpit.

Work to develop knowledge exchange comparison framework gets under way: https://goo.gl/1t7nFFHEFCE has set up a technica...
01/12/2017
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Work to develop knowledge exchange comparison framework gets under way: https://goo.gl/1t7nFF

HEFCE has set up a technical advisory group to begin the development of Knowledge Exchange Framework metrics, and is calling for evidence to inform the work of the group.

HEFCE has set up a technical advisory group to begin the development of Knowledge Exchange Framework metrics, and is calling for evidence to inform the work of the group.

Degree apprenticeships: the benefits from an employer’s perspective https://goo.gl/7owyytApprentices are not the only on...
28/11/2017
Degree apprenticeships: the benefits from an employer’s perspective | HEFCE blog

Degree apprenticeships: the benefits from an employer’s perspective https://goo.gl/7owyyt

Apprentices are not the only ones who can reap rewards from this new educational pathway.

The Industrial Strategy published today says that “apprenticeships are a vital UK-wide vehicle for employer investment in their workforce, enabling employers to develop the skills and behaviours that they need, as well as offering opportunities for those already in work and those entering it for t...

24/11/2017

Read a review of David Willetts’s new book ‘A University Education’: https://goo.gl/xLf4Th from HEPI

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students, will be attending the book launch on 27 November: https://goo.gl/QenJpa

Universities – locally rooted but globally connected https://goo.gl/suCcBC - Wonkhe.'We need to harness the value of hav...
23/11/2017
Universities - locally rooted but globally connected | Wonkhe | Comment

Universities – locally rooted but globally connected https://goo.gl/suCcBC - Wonkhe.

'We need to harness the value of having universities that are grounded in their local community, but have a global outlook.'

For more information see our blog posts on how universities can contribute to local growth: https://goo.gl/HPSr8S

Local impact and global reach are sometimes seen as mutually exclusive, but - as Andrew George explains - one can often support the other.

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