HEFCE news for Friday 13 May 2011 HEFCE News RSS feed

18 April 2011

Vacancies on strategic advisory committees

HEFCE is seeking new committee members.

31 March 2011

QAA announces new review method

Following consultation, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has announced a new method of institutional review.

17 March 2011

£6.5 billion announced for universities and colleges in England

HEFCE will distribute £6,507 million in funding for universities and colleges in England for 2011-12.

17 March 2011

Capital investment funding to support teaching and research announced

HEFCE will allocate £662 million in capital funds for teaching and research for 2011-12 to 2012-13 and 2011-12 to 2014-15.

11 March 2011

Secretary of State invites applications to the HEFCE Board

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to appoint three new HEFCE Board members.

7 March 2011

Universities face the future from a sound financial position

Universities are in a sound financial position as they face the significant period of transition expected in funding over the next few years, according to a review of HE finances published by HEFCE.

4 March 2011

HEFCE welcomes NAO report on financial sustainability

The National Audit Office concludes that HEFCE has delivered value for money, and cost-efficient regulation, while maintaining confidence in the sector.

1 March 2011

Weighting of research impact confirmed for REF 2014

Details of how the new Research Excellence Framework will assess research that has led to wider social and economic benefits.

21 February 2011

Research Excellence Framework panel members announced

The REF team on behalf of the four UK funding bodies today announced the membership of the expert panels for the REF 2014.

18 February 2011

Publication of studies on flexible and innovative provision

Three studies with an introductory statement from Heather Fry, HEFCE's Director for Education and Participation.

17 February 2011

Involving students at all levels of university development is vital for success

Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive of HEFCE, addresses the annual Dearing Higher Education Conference at the University of Nottingham.

10 February 2011

National Scholarship Programme will support access and social mobility

The Deputy Prime Minister has today outlined the shape and scope of the new programme designed to support access and social mobility.

8 February 2011

HEFCE welcomes JISC review findings

A review makes recommendations about the future of UK higher and further educationís ICT organisation.

7 February 2011

Shared services in cloud computing to be funded by HEFCE

Universities and colleges in England stand to benefit from shared services in cloud computing infrastructure and applications.

2 February 2011

HEFCE announces funding for universities and colleges in 2011-12

Key decisions for the provisional distribution of funding following the meeting of HEFCE's Board in January.

27 January 2011

Strategic approach to online learning is essential

A report shows that to meet student demands and stay competitive universities need to make online learning a central part of organisational strategies.

20 December 2010

Grant announcement for higher education 2011-12

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has set out the funding for higher education in 2011-12 and beyond in the annual grant letter to HEFCE.

16 December 2010

Aimhigher summer school participants more likely to progress to higher education

A new report shows that pupils who attend Aimhigher summer schools are more likely to enter higher education than similar pupils who do not.

7 December 2010

New concordat to engage the public with research

HEFCE has signed a concordat which aims to create stronger ties between the public and all forms of research.

29 November 2010

Providing information that helps students make the right higher education choices

A discussion opens on the information that higher education providers publish to help prospective students choose the course and institution that are best for them.

26 November 2010

Public survey shows support for investment in higher education

The public widely recognise the benefits of higher education and strongly support public investment in it, according to a survey.

25 November 2010

HEFCE statement on end of Aimhigher programme

The Minister for Universities and Skills, David Willetts MP, announced today that funding for the Aimhigher programme would cease in July 2011.

18 November 2010

Evaluation of Lifelong Learning Networks welcomed

A report shows that the programme has achieved well against its objectives and has improved learner progression opportunities.

18 November 2010

UK students benefit from study abroad

A review shows that studying abroad can lead to success in later life and bring benefits to the UKís knowledge economy.

11 November 2010

Pilot paves the way for impact as a key element in the REF

A report shows that the impact of research can be assessed, described and rewarded in the UKís new framework for assessing research.

4 November 2010

Study into benchmarking activity welcomed

HEFCE welcomes a detailed study by the Higher Education Statistics Agency into the range of benchmarking activity currently taking place in the higher education sector.

3 November 2010

Response to new funding arrangements for higher education

HEFCE's Chief Executive, Sir Alan Langlands, sets out the Council's response to today's statement from the Government.

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