HEW Weekly Wrap Up 15 August 2014

News – NSS scores remain high in Wales

The NSS results were published on 12 August and HEW contributed to a joint press release with HEFCW and NUS Wales. Overall satisfaction increased by 1% to 85%, the highest level to date.

News – A-level Results and Clearing

One of the most exciting times of the year saw record numbers of students across the UK applying for university. A statement from HEW released on Thursday can be accessed here.

NewsMinister’s reaction to A-level results

Education and Skills Minister Huw Lewis has praised students in Wales for a strong set of A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results.

NewsWelsh Government statistics

The Welsh Government has published the latest statistics on student support applications for higher education and Education Maintenance Allowances awarded.

Event – HEFCW NSS soft consultation

On 8 September 2014, HEFCW is running a soft consultation event on the National Student Survey (NSS). The event is aimed at heads of learning and teaching (L&T), Pro Vice Chancellors for L&T, data contacts, and students’ union officers. The aims of the event are:

  • To provide background on the NSS;
  • To disseminate the aims and findings of the first large scale analysis of the NSS; and
  • To invite university input on the revision of the NSS.

To register and for queries, please contact Sheridan Nott ( Registration closes 22 August 2014. There is a maximum of two places per institution.

Consultation – National Assembly – Enterprise and Business Committee – budget scrutiny

On 16 October 2014, the Enterprise and Business Committee will be scrutinising the Minister for Education and Skills, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology on their draft budget proposals for 2015-16. The Finance Committee’s consultation on the draft budget closes on 10 September 2014.

Consultation – Student Funding Panel – call for evidence

The Student Funding Panel – established by Universities UK (UUK) to consider the design of the student fees and loans system in England – has started taking evidence, and is inviting people to send their ideas to the panel. The panel, chaired by Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, will be reporting its findings in spring 2015. Organisations and individuals can submit evidence by 26 September 2014.