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Teaching funding method review

We believe that it is good practice to review our funding methods to reflect changes in the higher education sector and to ensure that our methods remain relevant and robust. To this end we are conducting a fundamental review of the method we use to allocate funds for teaching and learning. We consider that a review is particularly appropriate at this time given the Government's introduction of variable tuition fees for full-time students. Changes to the funding method are intended to be implemented from 2007-08.

In October 2005, HEFCE published a consultation seeking agreement to a number of proposed alterations to our method for funding teaching. The outcomes and next steps were published in March 2006.

Second consultation

We conducted a second consultation to explore some of the proposals in more detail - including the national framework for costing and teaching. It closed on 5 April 2007.

Frequently asked questions on the second consultation.

In March 2007 we held four consultation events for delegates. A report and slides from the events can be downloaded below.

Report of consultation events (2007)

[ MS Word 72K | Zipped MS Word 12K | Adobe PDF 27K | Zipped PDF 19K]

Presentation by Liz Beaty (Director, Learning and Teaching)

[ PowerPoint 539K | Zipped PowerPoint 424K ]

Presentation by Sean Mackney (Head of Learning and Teaching)

[ PowerPoint 338K | Zipped PowerPoint 232K ]

For further information on the teaching funding method review contact Anna Sherratt, tel 0117 931 7236, e-mail or Alan Palmer, tel 0117 931 7340, e-mail

Last updated 2 May 2008