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Useful HE Contacts

Our Core Contacts
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)Funds higher education at universities and colleges in England
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)Collects, analyses and reports on statistics for higher education in the UK
Department for Business, Innovation and SkillsThe UK government department responsible for higher education
Other UK Higher Education Organisations
Learning and Skills Council (formerly FEFC)Responsible for post-16 education and training provision in England
Universities UKRepresents and promotes universities in the UK
British CouncilPromotes educational, cultural and technical co-operations between Britain and other countries
The Council for International EducationProvides advice and information to international students and to advisers and professional in the HEIs who assist them
Higher Education AcademyA professional body for staff who teach and support learning in higher education in the UK
Joint Information Systems CommitteeProvides leadership, funding and support to the UK further and higher education and research communities in the innovative use of ICT
Leadership Foundation for Higher EducationOffers development in leadership, governance and management to current and future leaders within higher education institutions
Quality Assurance AgencyPromotes improvement in the quality and standards of higher education provision and provides public information
Student Loans CompanyAdministers government loans to eligible EU students studying in higher education institutions in the UK
Universities & Colleges Admissions ServiceThe UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time undergraduate courses, Higher National Diplomas and university diplomas
UK Higher Education Europe UnitEstablished to raise awareness of European issues affecting UK higher education and to co-ordinate the UK's involvement in European initiatives and debates
UK Higher Education International UnitEstablished to co-ordinate, promote and undertake activities designed to support UK higher education in a globally competitive world.
Equality Challenge UnitPromotes equality and diversity in the higher education section for the benefit of individuals, institutions and society