Press Statement: Research and Innovation Wales

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 … »

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Rookwood Sound Hospital Radio

Lisa Newberry, Universities Wales’ Assistant Director, talks about her afternoon volunteering on hospital radio ‘And that was your Rookwood Sound weather!’ And with those immortal words, the Elaine Paige of Unis Wales was off and running with 2 hours of … »

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Regional Skills Partnerships in Wales – Blog

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 … »

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Blog – Where now for degree apprenticeships in Wales?

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 … »

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Global Wales

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 … »

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Unis Wales response to UCAS application statistics

“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.

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Vietnamese Education Minister visit to Wales

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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How might Brexit affect higher education?

Kieron Rees takes a look at the recent Welsh Assembly report on the impact of Brexit on higher education Recently the headlines have been dominated by Brexit and what deal, if any, we are likely to have. The impact of … »

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