HIGHER Education Wales (HEW), the representative body for Wales’s university leaders, today said that the changes to the sector were in ‘in sight’ following the Welsh Government’s positive response to the consultation on the future shape of Higher Education in Wales.
A spokesperson at Higher Education Wales commented “Almost all universities in Wales have clearing places available, and some universities have more clearing places available than last year. Universities across Wales are doing their level best to admit as many qualified students as possible – recruiting up to the cap that has been set on the number of student places available.
Students no longer have to shout or wave placards to get their voices heard at universities in Wales. Across the country, students are actively engaging at every level within their institutions. Gone are the days when students only saw the Vice-Chancellor at graduation! Today’s students don’t just want more interaction with decision makers, but rather better quality interaction and to be involved in decision making processes.
Higher Education Wales (HEW) is pleased to announce that Professor John Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, is set to become the next Chair of Higher Education Wales, beginning his term of office from 1 August 2011.
Higher Education Wales, the representative body for universities in Wales, welcomed a 26% fall in the number of student complaints that went to appeal with the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA).
Following the formation of a new Assembly Government this morning, Higher Education Wales, the representative body for the university sector in Wales, has issued the following statement on the appointment of a new Assembly cabinet.
Higher Education Wales (HEW), the representative body for university Vice-Chancellors across Wales, welcomed the new Assembly Members as they begin taking up their positions of office, some for the very first time.
Latest annual performance indicators for 2009/10 published by HESA today show Welsh universities have continued to outperform their English counterparts in widening access to higher education from groups with no tradition or experience of higher education.
Government announcements on Higher Education have been flowing thick and fast over the last few months – on topics ranging from student fees and funding to governance and reconfiguration of the sector.
FOLLOWING the announcement today that the university funding council for Wales (HEFCW) is cutting public investment to universities in Wales in the 2011/12 academic year by around 5% in cash terms, a spokesperson for Higher Education Wales said:
Universities in Wales welcome the publication of the Independent review of higher education governance in Wales, Achievement and accountability. The review was tasked to “ensure that the systems of national governance match the needs, expectations and future requirements of higher education in Wales”.
THE internationalisation of higher education brings many benefits to Wales and to the world. As the Western Mail featured yesterday a report from Oxford Economics shows that nearly a quarter of a billion pounds is contributed to the Welsh economy by international and EU students.