Sector welcomes 2013-2014 HEFCE funding allocations

1st February 2013

On 11 January 2013, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Minister for Universities and Science confirmed funding allocations to HEFCE for 2013-14 and the Government’s priorities for the Council for the coming year. 
The grant letter (see below) sets out Government funding and priorities for HEFCE and for higher education for the second year of the new financial arrangements for higher education in England. The Government's vision for higher education, outlined in the higher education white paper 'Students at the heart of the system', remains, and HEFCE is asked to continue to support learning and teaching activity, quality assurance, widening participation and an enhanced student experience. HEFCE will also continue support for postgraduate provision.
The letter recognises the key role of higher education in driving economic growth, and asks us to focus our funding allocations on activities that support delivery of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Carolyn Roberts, Chair of the Society for the Environment, Alex Galloway, Chief Executive and their partners have responded to the funding letter to show their support for the new sustainable development framework with particular reference to student learning and to welcome a more efficient HE sector.

Download the response in full below.

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