In this week’s blog, Mairwen Harris welcomes the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s recognition of the need for the implementation of the Reid Review. This week the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee at the National Assembly for Wales published their … »
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In response to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s report on research and innovation in Wales, Amanda Wilkinson, Universities Wales Director, said; “We are delighted to see the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee recognise the world-leading quality of … »
Kieron Rees, Universities Wales’ Policy Adviser, discusses the role of Regional Skills Partnerships in Wales. The National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure and Skills committee recently announced an inquiry into Regional Skills Partnerships in Wales and will be taking evidence … »
Welsh universities have highest retention rate in the UK Responding to the latest HESA data release on non-continuation of studies, Professor Julie Lydon OBE, Chair of Universities Wales, said: “We are delighted that Welsh universities have the highest student retention … »
For National Apprenticeships Week, Kieron Rees – Universities Wales’ Policy Adviser, contributed this blog to the IWA’s Click on Wales. People often talk about the distinction between academic and vocational education, with academic study being seen as more theoretical and … »
Gwen Williams heads up the international team at Universities Wales and manages the ‘Global Wales’ programme. As a membership organisation representing the interests of universities in Wales, one would easily forgive the assumption that Universities Wales is wholly focussed … »
Mairwen Harris, Universities Wales The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could mean comprehensive changes and challenges for the Welsh higher education sector. In the short-term, much of the impact of Brexit will depend on whether there is a deal … »
“We are pleased to see that the proportion of young people choosing to study in higher education remains at a record high. This shows that young people in Wales continue to value the opportunities offered by universities. This is against the backdrop of a demographic dip in Wales which means the number of 18 year olds has decreased by 2.3% this year.
Jump in part-time students accessing support following introduction of most generous support package in the UK
There has been a massive 35% increase in part-time undergraduates from Wales, thanks to the Welsh Government’s radical new student support package.
The statistics report on the new student support system for the first time, also showing a 58% increase in the number of postgraduates supported.
The Vietnamese Education Minister visited Cardiff on Friday, accompanied by the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK and a large delegation of officials from the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), senior university representatives, several business directors and a number … »
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