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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)WFD/5/3
TitleUniversity Grants Committee
Extent2 boxes
DescriptionThis sub-series contains records relating to the University Grants Committee, including applications and quinquennium development policies for grants, 1919-1971; and papers concerning visitations prior to the issuing of quinquennium grants, 1933-1980.
Admin HistoryThe University Grants Committee was established in Jul 1919 by the Treasury, to provide advice to the Government on the financial needs of universities. These terms of reference were later expanded to include making available information relating to university education in the United Kingdom, and to assist and consult with universities for plans of development. It was not a statutory body and its members were not representative on any particular institution or interest. Under the UGC recurrent and non-recurrent grants were granted with the total sum of funds available fixed by the Government.

The Education Reform Act, 1988 established the Universities Funding Council (UFC) which succeeded the UGC. The UFC was then dissolved by the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992 which established the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Since 1 Apr 1993, HEFCE has funded all higher education institutions in the UK.
ArrangementThis sub-series has been arranged by function and divided into 2 sub-sub series: applications and quinquennium development policies; and University Grants Committee visitations.
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/30Westfield College; 1882-1989; Higher Education Institution