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Subject-level TEF: Government consultation

12 March 2018

The Department for Education is inviting responses to a technical consultation on development of the TEF at subject level.

HEFCE conference brings together universities and colleges working on safeguarding students

20 February 2018

The February 2018 conference will enable project teams to begin to establish communities of practice for key safeguarding areas and to share best practice.

Panel members appointed for the first year of piloting TEF at subject level

12 February 2018

Expert panel members have been appointed to carry out assessments for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework subject-level pilot project during spring 2018.

HEFCE introduces first ever measure of vocational degrees

09 February 2018

For the first time, it is possible to compare subjects based on how vocational they are, using a new measure called the occupations subject concentration ratio, or OSCR.

£20 million awarded to develop an Institute of Coding to train next generation of digital specialists

25 January 2018

HEFCE has awarded £20 million to a consortium of more than 60 universities, businesses and industry experts to establish an Institute of Coding.

Universities and colleges receive £6.1 million to develop courses to teach the skills of the future

23 January 2018

Over 30 universities and colleges in England have been awarded a share of £6.1 million by HEFCE to develop new and enhanced higher education courses.

TEF panels announced as assessment phase begins

22 January 2018

As 126 higher education providers apply to take part in Year Three of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, HEFCE has appointed the expert panel and assessors who will carry out the assessments.

New support for higher education courses in specialist healthcare disciplines

18 January 2018

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.

HEFCE Chair receives Knighthood

01 January 2018

HEFCE’s Chair, Tim Melville-Ross, has been awarded a Knighthood in the 2018 Queen’s New Year Honours list.

REF sub-panel chairs announced

06 December 2017

The 34 sub-panel chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework have been confirmed.

University of Bath: retirement terms of Vice-Chancellor

06 December 2017

The Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) has received a letter asking us to look into governance issues concerning the University of Bath’s decision on the retirement terms of its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell.

Work to develop knowledge exchange comparison framework gets under way

01 December 2017

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.

Wellbeing stronger in higher education graduates

29 November 2017

HEFCE has published a report that shows graduates in the UK have a greater sense of personal wellbeing and life satisfaction than those without a higher education qualification.

Funding bodies confirm shape of REF 2021

21 November 2017

Decisions on the Research Excellence Framework provide clarity to the sector on implementation of Lord Stern’s review, following extensive consultation.

New web tool launched to promote university-business collaboration

14 November 2017

A new online platform to promote and enable university-business collaboration, konfer, has been officially launched by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation. Including well over a million pieces of data including research, researchers, facilities, equipment, funding and support, the online tool has been designed to help businesses find opportunities for collaboration.

Financial health of the higher education sector: managing financial pressures and uncertainty

26 October 2017

HEFCE has published its latest report into the financial health of the higher education sector, based on forecast information from higher education institutions.

Universities and colleges receive £1.8 million to tackle hate crime and online harassment

16 October 2017

Over 40 universities and colleges in England have been awarded funding totalling £1.8 million from HEFCE to improve responses to hate crime and online harassment on campus.

University knowledge exchange at the heart of the Industrial Strategy

12 October 2017

HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.

Analysis shows value of innovative development projects in higher education

12 October 2017

A review of a HEFCE programme which funds development projects in the higher education sector has found significant benefits for students, the economy and society, with funding expected to return up to £12 in value for every pound invested.

Universities grow knowledge exchange activity for the benefit of businesses and communities

12 October 2017

Knowledge exchange activity on the part of UK universities continued to grow in 2015-16. Income from knowledge exchange in England grew by 3 per cent, with income across the UK reaching a record £4.2 billion in total, according to HEFCE’s annual ‘Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction’ report.

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