ERIC Number: ED481884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Realising a Vision for Higher Education. 2002-03 Annual Review.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This document outlines the role and activities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), reviews achievements in the 2002-2003 financial year, and provides a summary of HEFCE annual accounts. The strategic plan on which HEFCE activities were based was first published in March 2003. The essence of the vision behind the plan is that universities and colleges must build on their own chosen areas of strength and work in collaboration with other providers so that the sector as a whole continues to deliver all that is expected of it. Three events in particular stand out in this review of 2002-2003 activities: (1) the announcement of the 3-year funding settlement to 2005-2006; (2) the publication in January 2003 of the Government's White Paper on the future of higher education; and (3) the publication in July of the HEFCE strategic plan for 2003 through 2008. Widening access and improving participation in higher education are at the heart of the strategic vision. Sections of this report are: (1) "Realizing a Vision for Higher Education" (David Young); (2) "Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in the Knowledge Society" (Howard Newby); (3) "Core Themes"; (4) "Supporting Themes"; (5) "Facts and Figures." This final section contains statistics about the allocation of funds for higher education in England. (Contains 12 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annual Reports, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Universities
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Northavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QD England. Tel: 0117-931-7317; Fax: 0117-931-7203. For full text: http://www.hefce.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)