About Universities Wales
Universities Wales (Unis Wales) represents the interests of universities in Wales, and is a National Council of Universities UK. Unis Wales’s membership encompasses the Vice Chancellors of all the universities in Wales, and the Director of the Open University in Wales.
Members of Unis Wales meet regularly throughout the academic year to discuss issues relating to higher education in Wales, and to decide upon collective positions and actions. The Committee agrees the strategic priorities for the work of Unis Wales.
Uni Wales’s Constitution falls within the scope of the Articles of Association of Universities UK (UUK). The Chair of Unis Wales is an ex officio Vice President of UUK, a Trustee of UUK, and a member of the UUK Board and of its Executive Committee.
The Chair of Unis Wales is currently Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales. The Chair of Unis Wales is usually elected for a term of two years. The Chair is the principal spokesperson for Vice Chancellors in Wales. The Chair represents the university sector at key meetings and conferences.
The Vice Chair of Unis Wales is currently Professor John Hughes the Vice Chancellor of Bangor University. The Vice Chair is elected for a two year term and exercises the functions of the Chair in their absence or with their authority.