(English) HE Sector re-shape ‘in sight’

(English) 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.

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(English) University Clearing – Press Statement

(English) 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.

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(English) Hearing Students Loud and Clear

(English) 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.

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(English) 26% Drop In Student Complaint Appeals

(English) 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).

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(English) Commitment to Excellence in University Governance

(English) 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”.

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