Yearly Archives: 2013
Professor Colin Riordan discusses launch of Partnership Statement
Chair of Higher Education Wales, Professor Colin Riordan, discusses the issue of student engagement at Welsh universities.
Welsh universities sign declaration of intent embedding Open Education at the heart of their strategies
In a blog update, Alex Fenlon of the Higher Education Academy discusses recent developments in connection with Open Educational Resources.
Higher Education Wales Responds to Minister’s Keynote Address
Professor Colin Riordan, Chair of Higher Education Wales responds to the Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis’ keynote address.
Higher Education Wales responds to the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for 2014-15
Higher Education budgets are tight at present and we will look carefully at the proposed funding for the sector in the coming days.
Publication of the Review of Higher Education Provision in North East Wales
The Minister for Education and Skills has today issued a Written Statement: Report of the Review of Higher Education Provision in North East Wales.
Wales signs declaration of intent to lead the way on the use of online education resources
The university sector in Wales has today, Thursday 19 September, signed a declaration of intent to embed the use of online resources by staff and students at Welsh universities.
New research shows higher education sector creates £3.6bn annually in the Welsh economy
New research has found that Welsh universities have an impact of almost £2.6bn on the nation’s economy, with this figure reaching £3.6bn once total off-campus spending by students is taken into account.
Feature in leading science journal gives recognition to ambitious Welsh scientific strategy
The higher education sector in Wales received a major boost in April with the publication of a feature article in the world’s pre-eminent scientific journal, profiling the scientific landscape in Wales.
HEW responds to Structural Funds consultation
HEW has responded to the Welsh Government (WG) consultation on the strategy, investment priorities, cross-cutting themes, and implementation and delivery issues of the next round of European Structural Funds (2014-2020).
Higher Education Wales finance statement
Higher Education Wales has responded to an announcement by the Welsh Higher Education Finance Directors Group.
Higher Education Wales responds to Commission on Devolution in Wales
Higher Education Wales has submitted evidence to the Commission on Devolution in Wales (Second Call for Evidence).
January 2012 UCAS Figures
In response to the UCAS Applicant figures up to the 15 January 2012 deadline, Amanda Wilkinson, Director of Higher Education Wales, said:
Welsh Crucible marks new European dimension
Last week saw an event hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels when Welsh Crucible marked the new European dimension of its programme with a reception showcasing its activities to MEPs as well as key staff within the European Commission.
Higher Education Wales response to UCAS January deadline application figures
Director of Higher Education Wales, Amanda Wilkinson, said: “These are very positive figures for Wales at this stage of the application cycle. Applications have increased by 7.3% in Wales, higher than any other part of the UK, and represent the second highest increase in applications to Welsh universities in the last 5 years. This demonstrates the high value attributed to the student experience in Wales and the high standards of education on offer.
Diary marker – Universities Week Wales 2013
Higher Education Wales is planning a week long event in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay in June 2013 to showcase and celebrate the very best higher education in Wales has to offer.